Over the past 2 years, a major revision of the syllabus and examination format of the IBD Master Brewer qualification has been carried out. Modules 1-4 of this examination will be made up of 2 papers lasting 2 hours each. Paper 1 will consist of multiple choice and short answer questions, samples of which can be found at the bottom of this page. Paper 2 will follow the old format with essay style questions, please view the Examiner's reports for previous year's papers.
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Pass mark for modules 1 to 4 = 50%
|Grade A =||80% and over|
|Grade B =||70 - 79%|
|Grade C =||60 - 69%|
|Grade D =||50 - 59%|
|Grade E =||40 - 49%|
|Grade F =||30 - 39%|
|Grade G =||less than 30%|
It should be noted that for all modules 1 - 4, candidates must achieve a minimum standard in both papers; 55% for Paper 1 and 45% for Paper 2. Failure to achieve these minimum standards means the overall mark will be graded at E (or less, depending on total percentage attained).
For Module 5 - Project, there are three categories of assessment:
Distinction = 70 (or above) marks / 100,
Pass = 50 to 69 marks / 100,
Fail = <50 marks / 100.