APS is calculated using all of the student’s GCSE subjects and is based on predicted grades. As students go through Year 11 this has the potential to change. Guidance and support will be provided on entry requirements to the Sixth Form during the next academic year.

Calculating Average Points Score

To calculate an average points score, add up the points from each predicted GCSE, BTEC or OCR grade using the table below, add them together and divide by the number of subjects taken.

GCSE Grade

(A*-G)

BTEC/OCR Grade

GCSE Grade (9-1)

& Points

Points

   

9

 

A*

Distinction*

 

8.5

   

8

 

A

Distinction

7

7

   

6

 

B

Merit

 

5.5

   

5

 

C

Pass

4

4

D

 

3

3

E

 

2

2

F

   

1.5

G

 

1

1

U

Fail

0

0