Grade Boundaries

What are Grade Boundaries?


Grade Boundaries are the minimum number of marks needed to achieve each grade. While we make sure exam papers are written to the same level of difficulty; they do vary every year.  


After you’ve finished your exams, grade boundaries for every subject are set by an experienced team of experts – including senior examiners. These are then approved by the regulator. 


Having grade boundaries ensures that whenever the exam is sat, learners will always receive the same grade for the same level of performance. You can read more about grade boundaries in our ‘Guide to Results’. 


You can access grade boundaries on our website from 8am on Results Day.