WSET Grading Information

 

Results of the WSET® Level 1 Foundation Course examinations are graded as follows:

 

  • A total mark of 70% is required to achieve a pass.

 

Results of the WSET® Level 2 Intermediate Course in Wines & Spirits and Level 2 Intermediate Course in Spirits examinations are graded as follows:

 

  • Mark of 85% and above Pass with Distinction
  • Mark of between 70% and 84% Pass with Merit
  • Mark of between 55% and 69% Pass
  • Mark of between 45% and 54% Fail
  • Mark of 44% and below Fail unclassified

 

Results of the WSET® Level 3 Advanced Course examinations are graded as follows:

 

  • Aggregate mark of 80% and above with no individual examination paper below 65% Pass with Distinction
  • Aggregate mark of between 65% and 79% Pass with Merit
  • Aggregate mark of between 55% and 64% Pass
  • Aggregate mark of between 45% and 54% Fail
  • Aggregate mark of 44% and below Fail unclassified

 

Results of examinations in Level 4 WSET® Courses are graded as follows:

 

  • Mark of 75% and above Pass with Distinction
  • Mark of between 65% and 74% Pass with Merit
  • Mark of between 55% and 64% Pass
  • Mark of between 45% and 54% Fail
  • Mark of 44% and below Fail unclassified

 

Challenging your grades or enquiring for specifics from WSET

If a candidate or the APP wishes to use the Enquiry and Feedback service they must submit the Enquiry and Feedback Form that can be requested from WEI. There is a fee imposed by WSET for using this service, which ranges from $50 for Level 1s to up to $225 for all components of a Level 3 exam. The completed form must be received by WSET Awards within the following timeframes. Any request received outside of these timeframes will not be reviewed.

  • Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications – within 6 weeks of the exam date
  • Level 3 qualifications – within 12 weeks of the exam date