International A Level
On this page, in a series of FAQs, we explain how our International A Levels have been marked and graded in summer 2020.
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.
Centres were asked to make judgements which reflected how students would have performed under ordinary circumstances.
Where special considerations, requirements or adjustments would have been applied for students, centres were able to bear that in mind when making their judgements.
You can resit our International A Level units and request a new overall grade. Providing that you've been entered under the same Unique Candidate Identifier (UCI) number, we'll always use your best result when calculating your overall grade.
UMS stands for ‘Uniform Mark Scale’ and the UMS mark is a conversion of your raw mark used to indicate how well you did in a unit. These do not apply to linear qualifications.
Due to the cancellation of exams, and the fact that raw marks were not available for any candidate, this year we've converted the final grade outcomes of the standardisation process and converted them to a fixed UMS mark.
We can correct errors such as misspelled names very quickly but you need to speak to the exams officer at your school or college to request any changes.
These requests must come from someone at your centre as it can be a time-consuming process to identify students who call or email us.
If we can’t identify you, we can’t make changes to confidential information.
If you are unhappy with your result you should speak to your centre in the first instance. Your centre will check if you are able to appeal.
If you're still unhappy with your result and/or appeal outcome, you'll be able to sit/resit the exam in an exam series being run in autumn 2020.
All subjects that would have been offered in the summer 2020 examinations will be offered in autumn 2020, subject to entries being made by the relevant entry deadlines.