The A-Level pass grades are A*, A, B, C, D and E. If you fail your exam, you get a U (meaning ungraded).
A-Level Grade Boundaries 2019
But how well do you need to do to get these grades in your 2019 A-Levels?
The system that is used to decide what’s written on your A-Level results sheet is based on grade boundaries. B
Introduction to the A-Level grade boundaries 2019
Every year, exam boards draw up a system to decide what grade everyone will get.
A grade boundary is a minimum mark you would need to get that grade.
These are only decided after all the exams have been marked.
Grade boundaries are set for each exam, depending on how difficult it turned out to be for the candidates.
This means students are not penalised with poor grades if their exam was especially hard.
Senior examiners compare completed exam papers from this year with those from last year so they can maintain a similar standard.
They then decide a minimum mark for each grade. Each student’s grade can then be worked out.
Grade boundaries for A and E are set first, then the others slotted in at equal intervals.
When we will know the A-Level grade boundaries 2019
Grade boundaries used to be published on the day before results came out.
But in 2017 that was stopped, to reduce unnecessary stress on pupils.
Instead, they are now released on A-Level results day itself.
How to find out the A-Level 2019 grade boundaries (by exam board)
For 2019, the grade boundaries will be published on exam board websites on Thursday, August 15.
AQA – The A-Level grade boundaries for 2019 exams will be available here.
Pearson Edexcel – The A-Level grade boundaries for 2019 exams will be available here.
OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA) – The A-Level grade boundaries for 2019 exams will be available here.
WJEC – The A-Level grade boundaries for 2019 exams will be available here.
CCEA – The A Level grade boundaries for 2019 exams will be available here.
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