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The maximum mark for the paper
is 60. Each script is marked by two examiners. Each examiner gives a mark out of 30, and the two marks are combined to give an overall mark out of 60. The full range of marks will be used.
Results fall into four bands:
Where there is a difference of five or more marks between the two examiners, a third examiner will mark the script. The overall score will be the two nearest marks combined.
Exam scripts are marked by external examiners, NOT by the University of Oxford. However, the final grading will be decided by an invited panel of awarders including members of the Oxford English Faculty and selected representatives from schools and colleges.
A full breakdown of marks for each candidate is given to University of Oxford admissions tutors.
On Thursday 15 January 2015, we will issue a Statement of Results to each candidate. Please note: Results will only be released to candidates who have applied to one of the courses requiring ELAT at the University of Oxford. Candidates and centres can download their results online:
Results will be passed to the Oxford College where the candidate has applied.
See the most recent explanation here:
Explanation of Results 2013
Explanations of previous years’ results:
Explanation of Results 2007