The full range of grades is available to all students, and our single award can serve as a fall-back from the double award where necessary.
Students tell us that having one paper per subject on the single and double award makes it easier to plan focused revision.
We design our exam papers in a ‘ramped’ approach, with questions increasing in demand, then dropping down in difficulty for the start of the next question. The questions are grouped around topics to give students more thinking time, which can lead to breakthroughs as they answer the set.
Our exam papers are praised for their consistency and reliability, and we require students to sit fewer papers than other exam boards