26th May 2017
Including Minimum Expected Grades for A level completers in 2018
A LEVEL SUBJECT DATA – AVERAGE PERFORMANCE PER SUBJECT
For each band and percentile, the points per subject are tabulated in rank order of provider. A student with a GCSE score of 6.7-<7.0 at the middle ranking provider (50th percentile row) in that band was scoring 100.00 points per subject , equivalent to a B grade. (GCSE score computed from A*=8pts, A=7pts, B=6pts etc, totalled and divided by the number of GCSEs taken. Points score: A*=140pts, A=120pts, B=100pts, C=80pts, D=60pts, E=40pts).
90 subjects are listed. Subjects not included are missing because the number of sets of data was too small to be reliable. 0.20 difference represents one grade difference per entry in comparing sets
PERFORMANCE PER SUBJECT – NATIONAL MINIMUM EXPECTED GRADES
Data at the 75th percentile from the Alps benchmark Table 1 defines the minimum expected grades students should be aiming for relative to their incoming average GCSE scores which are set out in Table 3 below.
Table 3: Given that there has been so little movement in outcomes, the Alps Minimum Expected Grades (MEGs) in the 2017 A level report suite, are the same as in previous years.
Remember that these will be the subject scores, the subject thermometers and the MEGs used in the 2017 Alps reports.
We will also be publishing shortly Minimum Expected Grades for 2017 starters. The calculation of these students’ average GCSE score will include the mixture of grades 9 to 1 and A* to G.
The benchmarks for the BTEC 2017 reports are not being updated as they were updated last year for the 2016 reports.
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