Beforethe grading scheme varied between examination boards, but typically there were "pass" grades of 1 to 6 and "fail" grades of 7 to 9. However the grades were not displayed on certificates. The CSE was graded on a numerical scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest, and 5 being the lowest passing grade. Below 5 there was a U ungraded grade.
Studying[ edit ] The number of A-level exams taken by students can vary. A typical route is to study four subjects at AS Gcse coursework dates and then drop down to three at A2 level, although some students continue with their fourth subject.
Three is usually the minimum number of A Levels required for university entrance, with some universities specifying the need for a fourth AS subject. There is no limit set on the number of A Levels one can study, and a number of students take five or more A Levels.
It is permissible to take A Levels in languages one already speaks fluently, or courses with overlapping content, even if not always fully recognized by universities.
Those who do not reach the minimum standard required for a grade E receive the non-grade U unclassified. On each assignment, the correspondence of raw marks to UMS is decided by setting grade boundaries, a process which involves consultation by subject experts and consideration of statistics, aiming to keep standards for each grade the same year on year.
In Further Mathematics and Additional Further Mathematics, where more than three A2 modules can be taken, the three best-scoring A2 modules count. International comparisons[ edit ] Wales and Northern Ireland[ edit ] Recent research and the corresponding findings have shown that over a time span of several years students from Northern Ireland would outperform students from England and Wales in A-level examinations.
This conclusion is based mainly on the percentage of pupils achieving the respective grades in respective exams.
United States[ edit ] In the United States of America USA the high school diploma is the qualification generally required for entry into colleges and universities.
Students who wish to study in the United Kingdom may additionally participate in the Advanced Placement AP or International Baccalaureate IB programs, which are considered to be at the level of the A Level qualifications and earn points on the UCAS Tariff  or may opt to take A Level examinations in British international schools or as private candidates.
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service UCAS recommends that in addition to a high school diploma, grades of 3 or above in at least two, or ideally three, Advanced Placement exams may be considered as meeting general entry requirements for admission.Our GCSE Food provision is changing.
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