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Navigating the GCSE landscape can be a complex journey for students, parents, and educators alike. Understanding grades, exams, and especially grade boundaries is crucial but often seems like a puzzle. That’s why we’re here to shed light on an important aspect of this journey: the Eduqas grade boundaries.

Eduqas is one of the leading exam boards in the UK, and its grade boundaries play a vital role in the GCSE assessment process. These boundaries determine the marks needed to achieve each grade, making them a key factor in understanding a student’s performance.

Eduqas GCSE Grade Points – June 2023

Eduqas 2023 Full Report
Entry Code Subject/Component Maximum Mark Weighting Factor 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
C650QS ART & DESIGN (ART, CRAFT & DESIGN) 200 187 174 162 144 126 109 79 49 20
C650U10 Component 1 - Portfolio: Art. Craft and Design 120 1.0000 111 104 98 88 77 67 49 30 12
C650U20 Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment: Art. Craft and Design 80 1.0000 76 70 64 56 49 42 30 19 8
C651QS ART & DESIGN (FINE ART) 200 187 174 162 144 126 109 79 49 20
C651U10 Component 1 - Portfolio: Fine Art 120 1.0000 111 104 98 88 77 67 49 30 12
C651U20 Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment: Fine Art 80 1.0000 76 70 64 56 49 42 30 19 8
C653QS ART & DESIGN (TEXTILE DESIGN) 200 187 174 162 144 126 109 79 49 20
C653U10 Component 1 - Portfolio: Textile Design 120 1.0000 111 104 98 88 77 67 49 30 12
C653U20 Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment: Textile Design 80 1.0000 76 70 64 56 49 42 30 19 8
C654QS ART & DESIGN (GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION) 200 187 174 162 144 126 109 79 49 20
C654U10 Component 1 - Portfolio: Graphic Communication 120 1.0000 111 104 98 88 77 67 49 30 12
C654U20 Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment: Graphic Communication 80 1.0000 76 70 64 56 49 42 30 19 8
C655QS ART & DESIGN (THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN) 200 187 174 162 144 126 109 79 49 20
C655U10 Component 1 - Portfolio: Three-Dimensional Design 120 1.0000 111 104 98 88 77 67 49 30 12
C655U20 Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment: Three-Dimensional Design 80 1.0000 76 70 64 56 49 42 30 19 8
C656QS ART & DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY) 200 187 174 162 144 126 109 79 49 20
C656U10 Component 1 - Portfolio: Photography 120 1.0000 111 104 98 88 77 67 49 30 12
C656U20 Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment: Photography 80 1.0000 76 70 64 56 49 42 30 19 8
C510QS BUSINESS 160 113 103 93 80 68 56 39 23 7
C510U10 Component 1 - Business Dynamics 100 1.0000 72 66 60 52 45 37 26 15 4
C510U20 Component 2 - Business Considerations 60 1.0000 41 37 33 28 23 19 13 8 3
C500QS COMPUTER SCIENCE 200 165 152 140 121 102 84 59 34 10
C500U10 Component 1 - Understanding Computer Science 100 1.0000 74 66 57 48 39 31 23 14 6
C500U20 Component 2 - Computational Thinking and Programming 80 1.2500 73 69 66 58 50 42 29 16 3
C600QS DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY 200 167 153 139 122 106 90 66 43 20
C600U10 Component 1 - Design and Technology in the 21st Century 100 1.0000 83 76 68 59 50 42 30 19 8
C600U20 Component 2 - Design and Make Task 100 1.0000 84 77 71 63 56 48 36 24 12
C690QS DRAMA 300 279 266 254 232 211 190 146 102 59
C690U10 Component 1 - Devising Theatre 60 2.0000 57 53 50 46 42 38 29 20 11
C690U20 Component 2 - Performing from a Text 60 1.0000 55 54 52 48 43 38 30 22 13
C690U30 Component 3 - Interpreting Theatre 60 2.0000 55 53 51 46 42 38 29 20 12

In this blog, we aim to make the concept of Eduqas grade boundaries more accessible and easier to understand. Whether you’re a student trying to predict your grades, a parent aiming to support your child, or an educator planning your teaching strategies, knowing about these grade boundaries will help demystify a part of the GCSE exams. Let’s dive into what these grade boundaries mean and how they affect GCSE students.

Eduqas GCSE Grade Points – June 2022

Eduqas 2022 Full Report
Entry Code Subject/Unit Maximum Mark Weighting Factor A* A B C D E F G
3690QS DRAMA 300 264 238 202 167 133 99 66 33
3690U1 Unit 1 Devising Theatre 60 2 54 50 43 36 29 22 16 10
3690U2 Unit 2 Performing Theatre 60 1 54 48 42 35 29 21 12 3
3690U3 Unit 3 Interpreting Theatre 60 2 51 45 37 30 23 17 11 5
3700QS ENGLISH LANGUAGE 300 223 199 173 148 120 93 66 39
3700U1 Unit 1 Oracy 40 1.5 36 32 28 24 20 16 12 8
3700U2 Unit 2 Reading and Writing: Description, Narration and Exposition 80 1.5 58 50 43 36 29 23 16 10
3700U3 Unit 3 Reading and Writing: Argumentation, Persuasion and Instructional 60 2 41 38 33 29 23 17 12 6
3560P1 FOOD & NUTRITION (WRITTEN ASSESSMENT PATHWAY) 200 163 143 124 105 86 68 50 32
3560P2 FOOD & NUTRITION (ON-SCREEN ASSESSMENT PATHWAY) 200 163 143 124 105 86 68 50 32
3560UA Unit 1 (Written) Principles of Food and Nutrition 80 1 58 50 43 37 32 26 20 14
3560UB Unit 1 (On-screen) Principles of Food and Nutrition 80 1 58 50 43 37 32 26 20 14
3560U2 Unit 2 Food and Nutrition in Action 80 1.5 70 62 54 45 36 28 20 12
3110QS GEOGRAPHY 210 133 113 93 73 56 40 24 8
3110U1 Unit 1 Changing Physical and Human Landscapes 83 1 52 45 37 29 22 15 9 3
3110U2 Unit 2 Environmental and Development Issues 83 1 50 42 36 28 21 16 10 3
3110U3 Unit 3 Fieldwork Enquiry 24 1.8333 17 14 11 9 7 5 3 1
3300PF MATHEMATICS (FOUNDATION) 120 50 36 22 10
3300PN MATHEMATICS (INTERMEDIATE) 140 82 49 28 14
3300PH MATHEMATICS (HIGHER) 140 94 67 42 17
3300U1 Unit 1 (Foundation) Non-calculator 60 1 25 18 11 5
3300U2 Unit 2 (Foundation) Calculator allowed 60 1 25 18 11 5
3300U3 Unit 1 (Intermediate) Non-calculator 70 1 41 25 14 7
3300U4 Unit 2 (Intermediate) Calculator allowed 70 1 41 24 14 7
3300U5 Unit 1 (Higher) Non-calculator 70 1 43 30 19 8
3300U6 Unit 2 (Higher) Calculator allowed 70 1 51 37 23 9

Eduqas GCSE Grade Points – October 2021

Eduqas 2021 Full Report
Entry Code Subject/Component Maximum Mark Weighting Factor 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
C101PC HISTORY (ROUTE 3) 186 120 105 91 76 62 48 37 26 16
C100UG Component 1 (Non-British) Germany in Transition, 1919-1939 55 1.2 34 30 26 22 18 14 11 8 5
C100U1 Component 2 (Period Study) The Development of the USA, 1929-2000 40 1.5 27 23 20 16 12 9 7 5 3
C100U5 Component 2 (Thematic Study) Changes in Crime and Punishment in Britain, c.500 to the present day 60 1 39 34 30 26 22 18 13 9 5
C100U6 Component 2 (Thematic Study) Changes in Health and Medicine in Britain, c.500 to the present day 60 1 39 34 30 26 22 18 13 9 5
C990PB LATIN (COMBINATION B) 200 161 145 130 109 89 69 53 37 21
C990U1 Component 1 Latin language 100 1 84 79 73 60 47 35 27 18 9
C990U2 Component 2 Latin Literature and Sources (Themes) 60 1 44 38 33 28 24 19 14 10 6
C990UB Component 3 (Option B) Roman Civilisation 40 1 33 28 24 21 18 15 12 9 6
C680QS MEDIA STUDIES 140 99 89 80 67 54 41 31 21 12
C680U1 Component 1 Exploring the Media 80 1 56 51 46 38 32 24 18 12 7
C680U2 Component 2 Understanding Media Forms and Products 60 1 43 38 34 29 22 17 13 9 5
C680U3 Component 3 Creating Media Products n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C660QS MUSIC 96 61 54 47 41 35 29 25 22 19
C660U1 Component 1 Performing n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C660U2 Component 2 Composing n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C660U3 Component 3 Appraising 96 1 61 54 47 41 35 29 25 22 19
C120P1 RELIGIOUS STUDIES (FULL COURSE) (ROUTE A1) 252 186 166 147 124 101 79 58 37 17
C120P2 RELIGIOUS STUDIES (FULL COURSE) (ROUTE A2) 252 186 166 147 124 101 79 58 37 17
C120P3 RELIGIOUS STUDIES (FULL COURSE) (ROUTE A3) 252 186 166 147 124 101 79 58 37 17
C120PB RELIGIOUS STUDIES (FULL COURSE) (ROUTE B) 252 200 179 159 137 115 93 68 44 20
C120U1 Component 1 (Route A) Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World 126 1 96 86 76 66 56 45 33 20 7
C120U8 Component 1 (Route B) Foundational Catholic Theology 96 1 79 70 62 54 47 39 28 18 8
C120U2 Component 2 (Route A) Study of Christianity 66 1 49 42 36 30 24 19 14 10 6
C120U9 Component 2 (Route B) Applied Catholic Theology 96 1 80 71 62 55 47 39 29 19 8
C120U3 Component 3 (Route A Option 1) Study of a World Faith: Buddhism 60 1 41 38 35 28 21 15 11 7 4
C120U4 Component 3 (Route A Option 2) Study of a World Faith: Hindusim 60 1 41 38 35 28 21 15 11 7 4
C120U5 Component 3 (Route A Option 3) Study of a World Faith: Islam 60 1 41 38 35 28 21 15 11 7 4
C120U6 Component 3 (Route B) Study of a World Faith: Judaism 60 1 41 38 35 28 21 15 11 7 4
C125P3 RELIGIOUS STUDIES (SHORT COURSE) (ROUTE 3) 126 98 87 77 67 58 49 37 26 15
C125U1 Component 1 Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World 63 1 49 44 38 33 29 25 19 13 7
C125U2 Component 2 Study of Christianity 33 1 25 22 20 18 16 14 11 8 5
C125U5 Component 3 (Option 3) Study of a World Faith: Islam 30 1 24 21 19 16 13 10 7 5 3
C200QS SOCIOLOGY 200 154 143 133 116 99 82 62 43 24
C200U1 Component 1 Understanding Social Processes 100 1 77 72 68 59 50 42 32 22 12
C200U2 Component 2 Understanding Social Structures 100 1 77 71 65 57 49 40 30 21 12
C810PH SPANISH (HIGHER) 180 120 103 87 70 53 37 29
C810UA Component 1 (Higher) Speaking n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C810UB Component 2 (Higher) Listening 45 1.3333 25 21 18 14 10 6 4
C810UC Component 3 (Higher) Reading 60 1 37 32 27 21 16 11 9
C810UD Component 4 (Higher) Writing 60 1 50 43 36 30 24 18 15

Eduqas GCSE Grade Points – November 2020

Eduqas 2020 Full Report
Entry Code Subject/Component Maximum Mark Weighting Factor 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
C650QS ART & DESIGN (ART, CRAFT & DESIGN) 80 74 68 62 53 45 37 26 16 6
C650U1 Component 1 - Portfolio n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C650U2 Component 2 - Externally Assessed Assignment 80 1.0000 74 68 62 53 45 37 26 16 6
C400PH BIOLOGY (HIGHER) 240 154 128 103 80 57 34 22
C400UA Component 1 (Higher) - Concepts in Biology 120 1.5000 76 63 51 40 28 17 12
C400UB Component 2 (Higher) - Applications in Biology 60 1.0000 40 33 26 20 15 8 4
C510QS BUSINESS 160 108 97 87 73 59 45 32 19 6
C510U1 Component 1 - Business Dynamics 100 1.0000 70 64 59 50 40 31 22 13 4
C510U2 Component 2 - Business Considerations 60 1.0000 38 33 28 23 19 14 10 6 2
C500QS COMPUTER SCIENCE 160 116 101 87 72 57 43 31 19 7
C500U1 Component 1 - Understanding Computer Science 100 1.0000 68 59 51 42 33 25 18 11 4
C500U2 Component 2 - Computational Thinking and Programming 60 1.0000 48 42 36 30 24 18 13 8 3
C600QS DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY 100 76 67 59 50 41 33 24 15 6
C600U1 Component 1 - Design and Technology in the 21st Century 100 1.0000 76 67 59 50 41 33 24 15 6
C600U2 Component 2 - Design and make task n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C690QS DRAMA 120 94 86 78 66 55 44 34 24 14
C690U1 Component 1 - Devising Theatre n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C690U2 Component 2 - Performing from a Text n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C690U3 Component 3 - Interpreting Theatre 60 2.0000 47 43 39 33 28 22 17 12 7
C490P1 ELECTRONICS 160 133 109 86 65 45 25 18 11 4
C490UA Component 1 (Written) - Discovering Electronics 80 1.0000 68 57 47 36 25 14 10 6 2
C490U2 Component 2 - Application of Electronics 80 1.0000 65 52 39 29 20 11 8 5 2
C490U3 Component 3 - Extended system design and realisation task n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C700QS ENGLISH LANGUAGE 200 138 125 112 97 82 67 49 32 15
C700U1 Component 1 - 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing 80 1.0000 54 50 44 38 32 26 19 12 6
C700U2 Component 2 - 19th & 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing 80 1.5000 56 50 45 39 33 27 20 13 6
C720QS ENGLISH LITERATURE 200 147 134 121 106 91 77 56 35 15
C720U1 Component 1 - Shakespeare and Poetry 80 1.0000 52 47 42 36 30 24 17 10 4
C720U2 Component 2 - Post-1914 Prose/Drama, 19th Century Prose and Unseen Poetry 120 1.0000 95 87 79 70 61 53 39 25 11
C670QS FILM STUDIES 140 124 114 105 88 72 56 41 27 13
C670U1 Component 1 - Key Developments in US Film 70 1.0000 63 58 54 45 36 27 20 13 7
C670U2 Component 2 - Global Film: Narrative, Representation and Film Style 70 1.0000 61 56 51 43 36 29 21 14 6
C670U3 Component 3 - Production n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C560P1 FOOD PREPARATION & NUTRITION 100 79 71 64 56 48 40 30 20 10
C560UA Component 1 (Written) - Principles of Food Preparation and Nutrition 100 1.0000 79 71 64 56 48 40 30 20 10
C560U2 Component 2 - Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Eduqas GCSE Grade Points – June 2019

Eduqas 2019 Full Report
Entry Code Subject/Component Maximum Mark Weighting Factor 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
C490P1/C490P2 ELECTRONICS 200 177 153 129 106 83 61 43 26 9
C490UA/C490UB Component 1 (Written/On-screen) - Discovering Electronics 80 1.0000 73 65 56 47 37 27 19 12 4
C490U2 Component 2 - Application of Electronics 80 1.0000 69 57 46 37 29 21 15 9 4
C490U3 Component 3 - Extended system design and realisation task 40 1.0000 35 31 27 22 17 13 9 5 1
C700QS ENGLISH LANGUAGE 200 141 127 114 100 86 72 54 37 20
C700U1 Component 1 - 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing 80 1.0000 57 51 45 39 33 28 21 14 8
C700U2 Component 2 - 19th & 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing 80 1.5000 56 51 46 40 34 29 22 15 8
C720QS ENGLISH LITERATURE 200 150 137 125 111 98 85 66 47 28
C720U1 Component 1 - Shakespeare and Poetry 80 1.0000 53 48 43 37 32 27 20 14 8
C720U2 Component 2 - Post-1914 Prose/Drama, 19th Century Prose and Unseen Poetry 120 1.0000 97 89 82 74 66 58 46 33 20
C670QS FILM STUDIES 200 179 168 158 140 122 105 79 53 28
C670U1 Component 1 - Key Developments in US Film 70 1.0000 64 60 56 50 44 37 28 19 9
C670U2 Component 2 - Global Film: Narrative, Representation and Film Style 70 1.0000 61 57 53 47 41 36 27 18 10
C670U3 Component 3 - Production 60 1.0000 54 51 49 43 37 32 24 16 9
C560P1/C560P2 FOOD PREPARATION & NUTRITION 200 171 159 147 131 115 100 74 48 23
C560UA/C560UB Component 1 (Written/On-screen) - Principles of Food Preparation and Nutrition 100 1.0000 80 74 67 60 54 48 36 24 13
C560U2 Component 2 - Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action 100 1.0000 91 85 80 71 61 52 38 24 10
C800PF FRENCH (FOUNDATION) 240 156 138 102 66 31
C800PH FRENCH (HIGHER) 240 183 159 135 116 97 79 70
C800U1 Component 1 (Foundation) - Speaking 60 1.0000 41 37 27 17 7
C800U2 Component 2 (Foundation) - Listening 45 1.3333 28 24 18 12 7
C800U3 Component 3 (Foundation) - Reading 60 1.0000 39 35 26 17 8
C800U4 Component 4 (Foundation) - Writing 60 1.0000 39 34 25