If you would like predictions based on your students' average GCSE score you can add this information on your student details spreadsheet or, for students already on the system, through Candidate Editor. The score must be calculated using the (I)GCSE 9-1 scale (only Welsh schools will continue to use the 0-58 scale). See below the conversion table for results graded A*-G.
PLEASE NOTE: Average (I)GCSE Scores should be calculated using only FULL (I)GCSEs (i.e. excluding
short (I)GCSEs, AS or vocational equivalents). Double awards should be counted as 2 separate awards.
Your MIS may be able to do the calculation for you or you can follow these steps to work out the
average point scores manually:
1. For results graded A*- G, use the 2017 and 2018 point score from the table above. The scores
from each result will be used to calculate the total points each student has achieved. For results
graded 9-1 they are already expressed as a number so no conversion is necessary.
2. For each student, add together the points for each (I)GCSE result to get the total (I)GCSE point
3. Count the number of full (I)GCSEs taken by each student, remembering to count double awards
as two. Include all full (I)GCSE awards, not just a selection of the best grades.
4. Take the total (I)GCSE points and divide by the number of full (I)GCSEs taken. This will provide
the average (I)GCSE point score which should be expressed to two decimal places.
Matthew has the following (I)GCSEs
Matthew has a total of 47 points and has taken 8 GCSEs. His average GCSE point score is calculated
by taking his total points and dividing them by the number of (I)GCSEs taken. 47 divided by 8 equals
an average point score of 5.88.
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