Guidance

Key stage 4 qualifications, discount codes and point scores

Approved key stage 4 qualifications, discount codes and point scores for reporting in the 2014 to 2020 school and college performance tables.

Documents

Key stage 4 discounting and early entry guidance (2018)

Key stage 4 qualifications and discount codes: 2014 to 2020 performance tables

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Performance points for qualifications counting in the 2018 key stage 4 performance tables

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Details

This page contains information about qualifications, discount codes and point scores for the school and college performance tables.

We use discount codes to group qualifications with similar content together in the school performance tables. This is so that we don’t credit schools twice for 2 similar qualifications.

We give a point score value to all qualifications in the school performance tables so that you can compare qualifications of a different level, size and grading system. These are shown in the point scores document.

This information is for schools, colleges and awarding organisations.

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Published 12 October 2017
Last updated 3 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Replaced 2017 version of 'KS4 discounting and early entry guidance' with the 2018 version.
  2. Updated documents 'Key stage 4 qualifications and discount codes: 2014 to 2020 performance tables' and 'Performance points for qualifications counting in the 2018 key stage 4 performance tables'.
  3. Updated 'Key stage 4 qualifications and discount codes: 2014 to 2020 performance tables'.
  4. Added updated documents 'Performance points for qualifications counting in the 2018 key stage 4 performance tables'.
  5. Attached updated version of 'Key stage 4 qualifications and discount codes - 2014 to 2020 performance tables' to add 3 qualifications which had been omitted from the original document.
  6. Updated Key stage 4 qualifications and discount codes: 2014 to 2020 performance tables
  7. Key stage 4 qualifications and discount codes: 2014 to 2020 performance tables corrected: 1) 2019 tab row 597, column F, discount code amended from XA1 to XA. Footnote of 2 removed in column J. 2) 2020 tab row 489, column F, discount code amended from XA1 to XA. Footnote of 2 removed in column J. 3) Footnote text for footnote of 2 removed from 2020 tab as no other qual had this flag.
  8. Updated 'Key stage 4 qualifications and discount codes: 2014 to 2019 performance tables' to include 2020: 'Key stage 4 qualifications and discount codes: 2014 to 2020 performance tables'.
  9. Updated with new information about the 2017 data.
  10. Update to key stage 4 qualifications spreadsheet to finalise discount codes.
  11. First published.