Grades and Awards

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Recognising your success

 

Grades

Successful candidates will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction in each subject where applicable.

This is the grading for the ABE's RFQ qualifications (the core syllabus):

Mark Grade
 70% +  Distinction
 55% - 69%  Merit
 40% - 54%  Pass
 0% - 39%  Fail

 

ABE's short awards have a slightly different grading scale as follows:

Mark Grade
 80% +  Distinction
 65% - 79%  Merit
 50% - 64%  Pass
 0% - 49%  Fail

Top Paper Awards

ABE believes in rewarding success. Twice a year, we honour our highest Distinction achievers in each Diploma unit with a special Top Paper Award. Recipients and their tutors get a certificate and the chance to publicise their achievement. All Top Paper Award winners also receive one year's free subscription.

Click here to read the stories from the last session's winners.

ABE's QCF grades (from the syllabus delivered from 2011 - 2017) were as follows:

 A*   75% - 100%   Higher Distinction 
 A  65% - 74%  Distinction
 B  50% - 64%  Merit
 C  40% - 49%  Pass
 D  30% - 39%  Marginal Fail
 E  15% - 29%  Fail
 F  0% - 14%  Unclassified
 CF         -   Criteria Fail