WSET Grading Terms

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