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Grade boundaries for the Edexcel certificates and revised international GCSEs in French, German, Spanish and Chinese

26 June 2013

We cannot yet provide grade boundaries for our new Edexcel Certificates and revised International GCSEs, as they will not be awarded until summer 2014. 

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Once awarded, the fully linear Edexcel Certificates and revised International GCSEs in French, German, Spanish and Chinese will have grade boundaries assigned to the overall qualification and, unlike current GCSEs, there will be no grade reporting for individual papers.

In the interim, please consult the grade descriptions for A, C and F. Although grade boundary information is available for some earlier versions of the International GCSEs (see below), it’s important to note that these have a significantly different format.

For more general information on how grade boundaries are established, see the Ofqual website.

Grade boundary information for International GCSEs from 2011 and 2012

To access grade boundary information for International GCSEs from 2011 and 2012, please visit our grade boundaries page. You’ll need to convert the raw marks for Units 1 and 2 (maximum total of 90) to a mark out of 100 to determine the grades. This converter tool will help you do this. In the legacy specifications, the oral unit was optional and didn’t contribute to the overall award, but grade boundaries for the 2011 and 2012 speaking units were allocated. These were based on raw marks out of a maximum of 60 (rather than 40 marks in the latest Edexcel Certificate and International GCSE qualifications).


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