GNVQ explanation of results

General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQ) awards are reported on a three point scale: Pass, Merit or Distinction, of which Distinction is the highest.

  • Part One Foundation

A Part One Foundation GNVQ is broadly equivalent to two GCSE subjects at grades D-G.

  • Part One Intermediate

A Part One Intermediate GNVQ is broadly equivalent to two GCSE subjects at grades A*-C.

  • Foundation

A Foundation GNVQ subject is broadly equivalent to four GCSE subjects at grades D-G.

  • Intermediate

An Intermediate GNVQ subject is broadly equivalent to four GCSE subjects at grades A*-C.