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Pupils: Assessment

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what qualifications are equivalent to one or more GCSE passes; and if he will make a statement. (305997)

[holding answer 5 January 2010]: All level 2 qualifications approved under section 96 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 contribute towards the reported performance of pupils at key stage 4 in obtaining GCSEs and equivalent qualifications.

An exhaustive list of equivalent qualifications and the size of their contributions to the five A*-C grade GCSE or equivalent threshold can be found at QCDA’s National Database of Accredited Qualifications website at:

in the “performance measures” section under the entry for each qualification.