The grade boundaries for externally examined subjects vary from exam period to exam period and from subject to subject. Hastings School also permits its teachers to grade their examination classes according to the average grade boundaries for their subject, but typically we use the following percentage boundaries:
At IGCSE grades A* to C are passing grades. At AS/A level A* to E are passing grades.
Outstanding examination results and effective validation of studies
The IGCSE and Advanced level examinations are recognised throughout the world. In the USA, for example, A Levels are accepted as the equivalent to the Advanced Placement scheme. The school provides information and guidance for all students involved in applications for higher education.
As Hastings School is fully authorised, students enjoy the benefit of validating their studies in Spain. For most year groups, validation is automatic on the successful completion of the year’s studies. In Years 11, 12 and 13, students need to achieve a specific number of pass grades in their IGCSE and AS/A Level examinations.
Every year the school achieves outstanding examination results, well above the norm in the United Kingdom.