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Exam Information


Externally set Controlled Assessment and Examinations
Examination/qualifications terminology:
Asdan - Exam board Awarding body 
AQA - Exam board Awarding body 
Edexcel - Exam board Awarding body


Joint council of qualifications who oversee awarding bodies


General certificate of secondary education, graded 1 - 9

Since 2017 the new GCSE grading came in to practice:

A* - 8/9

A - 7

B - 6

C - 4/5

D - 3

E - 2

F/G - 1

U - Unclassified

For more information visit the following web site:

Level 1

GCSE equivalent to D - G (3 to 1) awarded as a PASS

Level 2 

GCSE equivalent A* - C (9 - 4) awarded as a PASS


Entry level certificate - pre GCSE, awarded as a PASS


Entry level, either at level 1, 2 or 3 - all pre GCSE with EL3 being the highest. Awarded as a PASS

Controlled Assessment

coursework completed in school in exam style conditions accounting for part or full of the overall qualification.

Please click on the links below for JCQ information relating to public examinations, controlled assessment and coursework that take place here at Woodlawn School.

Exam Timetable 2024

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