How grades are awarded

Making the grades - a guide to awarding

We've made this film to explain the marking and awarding process which turns work by students into grades.

Watch to find out what happens after students sit their exams, how grades are awarded and how standards are maintained year on year.

Read understanding how exams work to discover all the steps that go into getting the right results to students.

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