ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Outcome Grade: field

Definition

The examination grade awarded to the learner for the learning aim.

Reason required

To allow the calculation of achievement and to enable value added analysis to be carried out.

Schema definitions

XML Element Name
OutGrade
Field length
6
Data type
RestrictedString
Minimum occurrences
0
Maximum occurrences
1

Collection requirements

  • Aim Types 3,4 and 5

Attribute Codes

CodeTitle
**
****
******
*A*A
*B*B
*C*C
*D*D
*E*E
*F*F
*G*G
**D**D
***D***D
*DD*DD
01Percentage mark 01
02Percentage mark 02
03Percentage mark 03
04Percentage mark 04
05Percentage mark 05
06Percentage mark 06
07Percentage mark 07
08Percentage mark 08
09Percentage mark 09
10Percentage mark 10
11Percentage mark 11
12Percentage mark 12
13Percentage mark 13
14Percentage mark 14
15Percentage mark 15
16Percentage mark 16
17Percentage mark 17
18Percentage mark 18
19Percentage mark 19
20Percentage mark 20
21Percentage mark 21
22Percentage mark 22
23Percentage mark 23
24Percentage mark 24
25Percentage mark 25
26Percentage mark 26
27Percentage mark 27
28Percentage mark 28
29Percentage mark 29
30Percentage mark 30
31Percentage mark 31
32Percentage mark 32
33Percentage mark 33
34Percentage mark 34
35Percentage mark 35
36Percentage mark 36
37Percentage mark 37
38Percentage mark 38
39Percentage mark 39
40Percentage mark 40
41Percentage mark 41
42Percentage mark 42
43Percentage mark 43
44Percentage mark 44
45Percentage mark 45
46Percentage mark 46
47Percentage mark 47
48Percentage mark 48
49Percentage mark 49
50Percentage mark 50
51Percentage mark 51
52Percentage mark 52
53Percentage mark 53
54Percentage mark 54
55Percentage mark 55
56Percentage mark 56
57Percentage mark 57
58Percentage mark 58
59Percentage mark 59
60Percentage mark 60
61Percentage mark 61
62Percentage mark 62
63Percentage mark 63
64Percentage mark 64
65Percentage mark 65
66Percentage mark 66
67Percentage mark 67
68Percentage mark 68
69Percentage mark 69
70Percentage mark 70
71Percentage mark 71
72Percentage mark 72
73Percentage mark 73
74Percentage mark 74
75Percentage mark 75
76Percentage mark 76
77Percentage mark 77
78Percentage mark 78
79Percentage mark 79
80Percentage mark 80
81Percentage mark 81
82Percentage mark 82
83Percentage mark 83
84Percentage mark 84
85Percentage mark 85
86Percentage mark 86
87Percentage mark 87
88Percentage mark 88
89Percentage mark 89
90Percentage mark 90
91Percentage mark 91
92Percentage mark 92
93Percentage mark 93
94Percentage mark 94
95Percentage mark 95
96Percentage mark 96
97Percentage mark 97
98Percentage mark 98
99Percentage mark 99
AA
A*A*
A*AA*A
A*A*A*A*
AAAA
AA*AA*
AAAAAA
AABAAB
AACAAC
AADAAD
AAEAAE
ABAB
ABAABA
ABBABB
ABCABC
ABDABD
ABEABE
ACAC
ACAACA
ACBACB
ACCACC
ACDACD
ACEACE
ADAD
ADAADA
ADBADB
ADCADC
ADDADD
ADEADE
AEAE
AEAAEA
AEBAEB
AECAEC
AEDAED
AEEAEE
AFAF
AGAG
BB
B*B*
BABA
BAABAA
BABBAB
BACBAC
BADBAD
BAEBAE
BBBB
BBABBA
BBBBBB
BBCBBC
BBDBBD
BBEBBE
BCBC
BCABCA
BCBBCB
BCCBCC
BCDBCD
BCEBCE
BDBD
BDABDA
BDBBDB
BDCBDC
BDDBDD
BDEBDE
BEBE
BEABEA
BEBBEB
BECBEC
BEDBED
BEEBEE
BFBF
BGBG
CC
C*C*
CACA
CAACAA
CABCAB
CACCAC
CADCAD
CAECAE
CBCB
CBACBA
CBBCBB
CBCCBC
CBDCBD
CBECBE
CCCC
CCACCA
CCBCCB
CCCCCC
CCDCCD
CCECCE
CDCD
CDACDA
CDBCDB
CDCCDC
CDDCDD
CDECDE
CECE
CEACEA
CEBCEB
CECCEC
CEDCED
CEECEE
CFCF
CGCG
CRCredit
DD
D*D*
D**D**
D***D***
D*DD*D
D*D*D*D*
D*D*DD*D*D
D*D*D*D*D*D*
D*D*MD*D*M
D*D*PD*D*P
D*DDD*DD
D*DD*D*DD*
D*DMD*DM
D*DPD*DP
D*MD*M
D*MDD*MD
D*MD*D*MD*
D*MMD*MM
D*MPD*MP
D*PD*P
D*PDD*PD
D*PD*D*PD*
D*PMD*PM
D*PPD*PP
D1D1
D2D2
D3D3
DADA
DAADAA
DABDAB
DACDAC
DADDAD
DAEDAE
DBDB
DBADBA
DBBDBB
DBCDBC
DBDDBD
DBEDBE
DCDC
DCADCA
DCBDCB
DCCDCC
DCDDCD
DCEDCE
DDDD
DD*DD*
DD*DDD*D
DD*D*DD*D*
DD*MDD*M
DD*PDD*P
DDADDA
DDBDDB
DDCDDC
DDDDDD
DDD*DDD*
DDDDDDDD
DDDMDDDM
DDDPDDDP
DDEDDE
DDMDDM
DDMDDDMD
DDMMDDMM
DDMPDDMP
DDPDDP
DDPDDDPD
DDPMDDPM
DDPPDDPP
DEDE
DEADEA
DEBDEB
DECDEC
DEDDED
DEEDEE
DFDF
DGDG
DMDM
DMDDMD
DMD*DMD*
DMDDDMDD
DMDMDMDM
DMDPDMDP
DMMDMM
DMMDDMMD
DMMMDMMM
DMMPDMMP
DMPDMP
DMPDDMPD
DMPMDMPM
DMPPDMPP
DPDP
DPDDPD
DPD*DPD*
DPDDDPDD
DPDMDPDM
DPDPDPDP
DPMDPM
DPMDDPMD
DPMMDPMM
DPMPDPMP
DPPDPP
DPPDDPPD
DPPMDPPM
DPPPDPPP
DSDistinction
DS*Distinction *
EE
E*E*
EAEA
EAAEAA
EABEAB
EACEAC
EADEAD
EAEEAE
EBEB
EBAEBA
EBBEBB
EBCEBC
EBDEBD
EBEEBE
ECEC
ECAECA
ECBECB
ECCECC
ECDECD
ECEECE
EDED
EDAEDA
EDBEDB
EDCEDC
EDDEDD
EDEEDE
EEEE
EEAEEA
EEBEEB
EECEEC
EEDEED
EEEEEE
EFEF
EGEG
EL1Achievement at entry level 1
EL2Achievement at entry level 2
EL3Achievement at entry level 3
FF
F*F*
FAFA
FBFB
FCFC
FDFD
FEFE
FFFF
FGFG
FIFirst class honours
FLFail
FOFourth class honours
GG
G*G*
GAGA
GBGB
GCGC
GDGD
GEGE
GFGF
GGGG
GNGeneral
L1L1
L2L2
L2PL2P
L2ML2M
L2DL2D
L2D*L2D*
L2PPL2PP
L2MPL2MP
L2MML2MM
L2DML2DM
L2DDL2DD
L2D*DL2D*D
L2D*D*L2D*D*
M1M1
M2M2
M3M3
MDMD
MD*MD*
MD*DMD*D
MD*D*MD*D*
MD*MMD*M
MD*PMD*P
MDDMDD
MDD*MDD*
MDDDMDDD
MDDMMDDM
MDDPMDDP
MDMMDM
MDMDMDMD
MDMMMDMM
MDMPMDMP
MDPMDP
MDPDMDPD
MDPMMDPM
MDPPMDPP
MEMerit
MMMM
MMDMMD
MMD*MMD*
MMDDMMDD
MMDMMMDM
MMDPMMDP
MMMMMM
MMMDMMMD
MMMMMMMM
MMMPMMMP
MMPMMP
MMPDMMPD
MMPMMMPM
MMPPMMPP
MPMP
MPDMPD
MPD*MPD*
MPDDMPDD
MPDMMPDM
MPDPMPDP
MPMMPM
MPMDMPMD
MPMMMPMM
MPMPMPMP
MPPMPP
MPPDMPPD
MPPMMPPM
MPPPMPPP
NN
OROrdinary
OTHOther grade not included on the list above
P1P1
P2P2
P3P3
PAPass
PDPD
PD*PD*
PD*DPD*D
PD*D*PD*D*
PD*MPD*M
PD*PPD*P
PDDPDD
PDD*PDD*
PDDDPDDD
PDDMPDDM
PDDPPDDP
PDMPDM
PDMDPDMD
PDMMPDMM
PDMPPDMP
PDPPDP
PDPDPDPD
PDPMPDPM
PDPPPDPP
PMPM
PMDPMD
PMD*PMD*
PMDDPMDD
PMDMPMDM
PMDPPMDP
PMMPMM
PMMDPMMD
PMMMPMMM
PMMPPMMP
PMPPMP
PMPDPMPD
PMPMPMPM
PMPPPMPP
PPPP
PPDPPD
PPD*PPD*
PPDDPPDD
PPDMPPDM
PPDPPPDP
PPMPPM
PPMDPPMD
PPMMPPMM
PPMPPPMP
PPPPPP
PPPDPPPD
PPPMPPPM
PPPPPPPP
SEUndivided second class honours
SLLower second class honours
SUUpper second class honours
THThird class honours
UU
UHUnclassified honours
XX
YY
11
22
33
44
55
66
77
88
99

Valid entries

Refer to Learning Outcome Grades Code list

Notes

  • This field should be returned for all learning aims where the grade is meaningful, including all skills for life provision. This data should be included in the final return of the year. Where the information is available for earlier returns, it should be included.

  • Where a learner has been entered for an examination but not achieved a GCE A, AS-level, or GCSE qualification, providers should enter grade U or N as appropriate.


Learning Outcome Grade Code List (previously Appendix Q)

Grades

The following list of Outcome grades are valid in the Outcome grade field and the alphabetic characters must be in upper case:

*, A to G, N, U, X, Y;

a combination of two letters in the range A to G;

a combination of * and letters in the range A to G;

Code Grade
PA Pass
ME Merit
DS Distinction
CR Credit
FL Fail
01-99 numeric value
FI first class honours
SU upper second class honours
SL lower second class honours
SE undivided second class honours
TH third class honours
FO fourth class honours
UH unclassified honours
OR Ordinary
GN General
DS* Distinction *

Entry Level Qualifications and Certificates (ELC’s)

The following grading should be used to record the level of achievement for entry level qualifications:

  • EL1 achievement at entry level 1
  • EL2 achievement at entry level 2
  • EL3 achievement at entry level 3

BTEC National Certificates

The following should be used to record the overall grade for BTEC National Certificates where two grades are issued:

  • Any combination of two of the letters P, M and D, for example PP, MP, MD, DD

BTEC National Diplomas

The following should be used to record the overall grade for BTEC National Diploma where three or four grades are issued:

  • Any combination of three or four of the letters P, M and D, for example PPP, MPP, MMPM

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma

The following should be used to record the overall grade for Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma:

  • Any combination of two or three of the letters P, M, D, D*.

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education

The following should be used to record the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education:

  • Any combination of three of the letters A, B, C, D or E, for example AAA, BBA, CCB, DDC, EED

Pre-U Certificates

The following should be used to record the Pre-U Certificate:

  • D1, D2, D3, M1, M2, M3, P1, P2 or P3

Other Grade

OTH - Other grade not included on the list above but as listed in Annex 1 to this Appendix.

BTEC qualifications

The following should be used to record award grades for BTEC qualifications, which can be achieved at more than one level:

Grade description ILR Outcome grade Value
Award
U U
Level 1 L1
Level 2 Pass L2P
Level 2 Merit L2M
Level 2 Distinction L2D
Level 2 Distinction* L2D*
Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma
U U
Level 1 L1
Level 2 PP L2PP
Level 2 MP L2MP
Level 2 MM L2MM
Level 2 DM L2DM

GCSE’s

New GCSEs are to be taught in England from September 2015. These GCSES have a grading scale that uses the numbers 1 to 9 to identify levels of performance, with 9 being the top grade. Further information about the reforms can be found here.

GCSE (9-1) (Double Award) (Science only)

Although worth two GCSEs, GCSE (9-1) (Double Award) Combined Science will be awarded as if it is one qualification. Candidates will receive one of the 17 grades below depending on their total raw marks.

Grade Description ILR Outcome Grade Value
9 - 9 99
9 - 8 98
8 - 8 88
8 - 7 87
7 - 7 77
7- 6 76
6 - 6 66
6 - 5 65
5 - 5 55
5 - 4 54
4 - 4 44
4 - 3 43
3 - 3 33
3 - 2 32
2 - 2 22
2 - 1 21
1 - 1 11