Distribution of Marks

We have received some requests, through ActEd's Discussion Forum, for graphs showing the scores students achieve on ActEd's Assignments and Mock Exams, split by subject.

The graphs are based on scores achieved by students studying for the Winter 2019/20 and Summer 2020 study sessions who submitted their scripts to ActEd for marking.

Although you should get a feel for how you are doing compared with your peers, please be aware of the following:

  • Each Assignment is based on only one part of the course.
  • Many students do not attempt the assignments under exam conditions (understandably).
  • Due to the lower number of scripts submitted, some of the results have little credibility.
  • The typical pass rate of students who use ActEd's Series Marking and/or Mock Exam Marking tends to be higher than the average pass rate.

PDF files showing the distribution of marks:

Core Technical Subjects
Core Applications Subjects
Specialist Technical Subjects
Specialist Applications Subjects


The distribution of marks are in Adobe Acrobat format, and you will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print it. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it here. 

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