Qualifications at Key Stage 4

THE ENGLISH BACCALAUREATE

The English Baccalaureate is awarded to students that have gained a higher pass grade at GCSE in:

  • Maths

  • English

  • Double Science

  • A modern or ancient foreign language

  • History or Geography

GCSE


GCSEs will be graded on the new 1 - 9 system, with 9 being the highest grade. 

The new grade scale will not be directly equivalent to the existing one which uses A* - G. However, 

broadly the same proportion of pupils will achieve a grade 7 and above as currently achieve a grade A and above.  Broadly the same proportion of pupils will achieve a grade 4 and above as currently achieve a grade C and above, and broadly the same proportion of pupils will achieve a grade 1 and above as currently achieve a grade G and above.

BTEC Level 2 Award

BTEC Level 2 Awards are Level 2 vocational (career related) qualifications equivalent to 1 GCSE at grades 9 - 1, depending on the grade achieved.

They are graded Distinction, Merit, Pass, Level 1 Pass.