In Summer 2015, CDET released a report comparing Graded Examinations in Music, Dance and Drama with relevant GCSEs and A levels.
The report investigates the key differences and similarities between GCSEs/A levels and Graded Examinations, including wider factors such as assessment methodology and modes of delivery. It also questions whether there is a relationship between the two qualification types and whether the qualifications offer skills, knowledge and understanding that are complementary.
Download a copy of the report here
The report makes cross references to a number of appendices which are available below.