Making Entries for GCSE and A level summer 2020 examination series
It is now possible to make entries for the Summer 2020 examination series.
The deadline for making entries is 21 February 2020 for GCSE and A level qualifications. After this date, late entry fees will be applicable. Please note that your Exams Officer may have their own internal deadlines in order to get the information they require to make entries. The entry deadline for international centres is 21 March 2020.
See the information manual below for more information on GCSE and A level Science entry codes.
A level resit and transfer of CPAC Practical Endorsement
If a student has already achieved a Pass standard for the Practical Endorsement, there is no requirement to repeat any practical work. The Pass for the Endorsement can be transferred forward so that the student only takes the written papers.
To transfer the Practical Endorsement, your Exams Officer should select option 'T' when making entries in Edexcel Online.
Entry for GCSE 9-1 Combined Science
There are six papers for GCSE Combined Science which will be graded and certificated on a 17-grade scale from 9-9 to 1-1 using the total subject mark where 9–9 is the highest grade.
Students must sit all six papers at the same tier. This means when you enter your students, either foundation or higher option must be selected which will automatically enter students for the six papers at the same tier.
For foundation tier grades 1-1 to 5-5 are accessible.
For higher tier grades 4-4 to 9-9 are accessible. There is an allowed 'safety net' grade of 4-3 at higher tier for those candidates who just miss the 4-4 grade as detailed in our specification on page 85.
Entries for GCSE 9-1 Separate Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
GCSE 9-1 Separate Sciences are graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total subject mark where 9 is the highest grade.
For the separate sciences students can be entered for different tiers. For example, a student may be entered for GCSE Physics and Chemistry at higher tier, and GCSE Biology at foundation tier.
For foundation tier grades 1 to 5 are accessible.
For higher tier grades 4 to 9 are accessible. For those candidates who just miss the pass mark, grade 3 may be awarded as stated in the specifications.