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The divisions which apply to the formal assessment of General Certificate of Secondary Education subjects, and which allow for the provision of differentiated tasks. Its purpose is to enable candidates to achieve at a level appropriate to their ability. The lower tier covers grades C–G, and the higher‐tier grades A*–D, allowing an overlap in grades C–D. Candidates are entered for one or other tier, according to their expected attainment level.

Subjects: Education.


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