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While students celebrate the end of their exams, we begin the complex process of marking and grading the exam papers. We work very hard to make sure that our marking and grading is consistent and fair to each student.
All of our examiners are carefully selected and trained. At the start of the marking process, we make sure they have a common understanding of the mark scheme so that they can award the right mark to every candidate every time.
After all the marking has been done, we set the grades. It is very important that we maintain the same standard from year to year. Exam papers can vary slightly in difficulty, so we may vary the grade threshold from one year to the next, to make sure that everyone gets the grade that reflects their level of achievement.
If you want to know more about how we mark and grade your work, read our guides below:
A guide to marking (PDF)
A guide to grading (PDF)