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From Ofqual: Regulating GCSEs, AS and A Levels and this Infographic on results 2017. The guide explains how Ofqual regulates the exam boards, what schools and colleges can expect from exam boards and what exam boards, in turn, expect from schools and colleges.
JCQ – statistics all boards A Levels here and GCSEs here.
From Schools Week: A-level results 2017: UK subject tables
These tables compare results from 2014-2017.
Use the following links for each exam boards’ provisional results statistics and grade boundaries.
OCR Results Statistics & Unit Grade Boundaries
Note that AQA give UMS scores on candidate results sheets but the grade boundaries are in terms of raw marks. Use this converter to see the relationship between raw marks and UMS marks. Choose your qualification, exam series and unit then enter a raw mark. Note that entering any raw mark will generate the whole table.
Uniform marks won’t be used for the new GCSE, AS and A-level specifications for first teaching from September 2015. This means you won’t need to convert your marks to the uniform mark scale (UMS). In 2017, this applies to GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature and GCSE Maths.
WJEC Unit Grade Boundaries (search on the unit required, note the option on the top right of the screen which for example enables you to choose higher or foundation at GCSE. Grade boundaries for the overall qualifications are available for WJEC centres from their secure site.)
WJEC Grade boundaries select the year, session and subject.
To do a finer analysis and look at individual module results and even marks for each question, centres can register with the appropriate examination board for their enhanced results services. To help your thinking have a look at the AQA’s Guide to AQA Enhanced Results Analysis and see also the #5MinuteResultsAnalysis by @LeadingLearner & @TeacherToolkit
- Ofqual Blog – Why 9-1?
- TES – It’s impossible to compare GCSE results, so don’t try.
Geoff Barton and Emma Knights