Guidance

Performance points: comparing KS4 or 16 to 18 qualifications

An introduction to calculating the performance points for key stage 4 or 16 to 18 qualifications.

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We use performance points to compare qualifications of different sizes and grading systems for schools and colleges in England.

Use this document to:

  • calculate the points for a qualification

The document includes:

  • intentions and limitations of the system
  • qualification eligibility
  • an overview of how points are calculated
  • how to calculate a qualification’s size equivalence
  • tables of 16 to 18 points for different types of qualifications

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Published 10 January 2012
Last updated 4 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the guide in line with current performance tables rules.
  2. Updated the guide in line with current performance tables rules.
  3. Updated the guide in line with current performance tables rules.
  4. First published.