On this page you'll find information and guidance to support you and your students on results day and beyond, so you can be sure you have all the information you need to help your students take their next steps.

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Update (21 August 2020): We now have more information to share with you about BTEC results. Please read the update on BTEC grade award timings.

Update (19 August 2020):

Following our communication yesterday on dates for results, we are pleased to confirm that results are now available to centres for GCE, International AS/A Level, GCSE and International GCSE.

  • For all GCE qualifications, results are available via A2C and Edexcel Online, with Results Reports available in mailboxes.
  • For all GCSE and International GCSE qualifications, results are available via A2C and Edexcel Online, and pre-populated and downloadable CSPR and Broadsheet Results Reports are being updated and will be available later today.
  • For International AS/A level, results are available from 13:30 (BST) today via A2C and Edexcel Online, and centres can let their students know immediately.
    Pre-populated and downloadable Candidate Statement of Provisional Results (CSPR) and Broadsheets Results Reports will be available to centres by tomorrow, 20 August 2020.

Update (18 August): Following yesterday’s Ofqual announcement, JCQ have just confirmed that all schools and colleges will receive their GCSE results according to the published time of 00:01 on Wednesday 19 August, allowing students to receive their final grades on Thursday 20 August.

International GCSE results will also publish at the same time as GCSE, allowing students to receive their grades on Thursday 20 August. AS and A level results will be available to centres during Wednesday 19 August, allowing centres to confirm these results immediately to students. 

We will provide a further update on timing of results for International AS / A level results as soon as possible, and these will be available to centres no later than the end of this week.

Results for all suites listed above will be available to access via A2C and Edexcel Online.

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Update (15 August): The Secretary of State has announced that the government will cover the fees for appeals. We are working with the Department for Education and Ofqual, and will update the website as we know more.

The closure of schools and colleges and the cancellation of the summer exam series has been just as unsettling for teachers and exams officers as it has for students and parents. We'd like to thank you all for the hard work you've done over the past few months to get the Centre Assessment Grades and rank orders submitted to us so we can ensure learners receive grades that are accurate and fair so that they are able progress.

We've also have a Student support page to help students understand how their results will be calculated this year and answer their most frequently asked questions. Please do share this information with your students.

Guidance for results day

Ofqual have decided that students are awarded their Centre Assessment Grade for this summer - that is, the grade their school or college estimated was the grade they would most likely have achieved in their exam. If the standardised grade is higher than the Centre Assessment Grade, then this grade will stand so the student is awarded the higher grade. 

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To help guide you with any queries you may have with your centre results, you can download centre and student decision maps below.

Schools and colleges

Summer 2020 results decision map for schools and colleges
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Summer 2020 results decision map for students
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FAQs

The FAQs on this web page will provide you with support to understand how GCSE, International GCSE, AS/A level, International A level, iPrimary and iLowerSecondary results will be calculated this year.

To find out more about how BTEC and vocational grades will be calculated please visit the relevant FAQ page. 

> BTEC and vocational FAQs

Wellbeing

We have a number of resources available on our website that may be helpful for you and your schools. 

Find out more - Mental health and wellbeing

Results

Ofqual have decided that students are awarded their Centre Assessment Grade for this summer - that is, the grade their school or college estimated was the grade they would most likely have achieved in their exam. If the standardised grade is higher than the Centre Assessment Grade, then this grade will stand so the student is awarded the higher grade. 

If you are an International school using iPrimary, iLowerSecondary, International GCSE and International AS/A levels, we can confirm that we will be following the same approach.

 

You cannot share the centre assessment grade and rank order before results day. This is to protect the integrity of the process. 

Any inappropriate disclosure will be investigated by exam boards as potential malpractice. 

Results days this year will still be as follows: 

  • Level 3 Qualifications - AS/A Levels and International A Levels – 13 August 2020 
  • Level 2 Qualifications – GCSEs and International GCSEs – 20 August 2020 
  • iPrimary and iLowerSecondary (international students) - 20 August 2020 

Results will be released to centres 24 hours before release to students. 

As a result of the changes to examinations this summer we have re-issued UK and International basedata for DiDA, Project, GCE/IAL and GCSE/IG qualifications. 

If you use EDI and have entries for the qualifications below, please ensure your MIS systems are up to date with the latest version of basedata before results are issued in August, which can be downloaded from the support page - Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Basedata

As there have been no exams sat this year the usual reports and broadsheets will look slightly different this year as they will only contain the outcome and not any component scores. 

As there were no exams sat in the summer this year, there will not be any grade boundaries generated. 

What isn't available this series?

As there are no exams being sat this year there will not be any of the following: 

  • Grade boundaries
  • Examiner reports
  • Access to Scripts
  • Enquiries about results 

Appeals

A complete set of FAQs about appeals can be found on our Appealing calculated grades page.

Future assessment opportunities

If a student is unhappy with their result or appeal outcome, they will be able to sit the exam in an exam series being run in Autumn this year. GCSE, AS and A level, International GCSE and International A level subjects that would have been offered in the summer 2020 examinations will be offered this autumn. 

Further information on the autumn exam series, including entry deadline and exam timetables can be found on the Autumn 2020 exam series page

For GCSE, AS and A level, students who had entries for the summer 2020 series OR students and centres that can prove there was an intention to sit an examination in summer 2020.

For iPrimary, iLowerSecondary, International GCSE and International AS and A level, all students using international qualifications, including new entries, deferrals and students wanting to resit from any previous exam series, including the May and June 2020 series, subject to demand. More detail on the international autumn series

Progression

Yes, results this year are as equally valid as any other previous year and will allow students to move on to their next steps.

We hope that many students will be happy with the outcomes they receive. Whilst individual students cannot appeal their individual grades they should speak with their centre or us and we will try to support them. Students can contact us through the support portal.

They may also wish to resit the exam in the autumn series. 

Yes, results this year are as equally valid as any other previous year. Everybody is aware of the circumstances this year and has been asked to think flexibly to support learners. We encourage students to contact their college or university to discuss their individual circumstances to try and reach an outcome. More support can be found on the UCAS website for university applications 

2021 Assessments

Ofqual have released the outcomes of their consultation on the changes to 2021 examinations.

We are now working with Ofqual to finalise what this will look like for our Pearson Edexcel GCSEs, AS and A level exams next year. We will keep you up to date and share specific details as soon as Ofqual has confirmed those with us, along with details of how we will be support our centres with any changes.