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Getting ready for Summer 2023 results day

11 July 2023

This update is for Science teachers teaching A level, IAL, GCSE and International GCSE Science qualifcations. It provides information to help teachers prepare for results day and includes information and guidance for results day and post-results services.

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Summer 2023 results dates

Results for students will be issued on the following dates.

Qualification Results Date 
GCSE and International GCSE Thursday 24 August
A level and IAL Thursday 17 August

Grade Boundaries

You can access Summer 2023 grade boundaries on our website from results day. In addition to the official grade boundaries that are produced at subject level, we will also also provide notional grade boundaries at paper level that can help teachers in assessing future mocks.

Ofqual blog on 2023 exam results: 10 things to know about GCSE, AS and A level grades

Ofqual have published a blog with 10 things to know about GCSE, AS and A level grading and results this summer.

Read the Ofqual blog

Results documents

The results documents available for Exams Officers to download in Edexcel online are as follows:

  • Broadsheets (CSV/PDF) -shows all summer results
  • Component mark list (CSV/PDF) - shows the paper marks, paper weighting, overall marks and grades awarded to candidates by subject (linear qualifications) or unit (modular qualifications). PDF files also include grade boundaries.
  • Contributing units report (CSV/PDF) - shows how individual units have contributed to cash-in grades for modular qualifications.
  • Candidate statement of provisional results (CSPRs) (PDF) - a statement of results per candidate which includes overall grades, and contributing units for modular subjects.

ResultsPlus - our online results analysis tool

ResultsPlus is our free online results analysis tool, that gives you a detailed breakdown of your students’ performance in Pearson Edexcel exams. It provides you with the most detailed analysis available of your students’ performance. ResultsPlus will help you to identify topics and skills where your students could benefit from further learning – helping them gain a deeper understanding of their subject.

Teachers can sign into Results Plus using their Edexcel Online username and password if their account profile has Results Plus access granted by the Exams Officer. 

Availability of Summer 2023 exam materials

Exam materials from the Summer 2023 exam series will be made available on our website by secure download on the following dates.

Assessment materials Date available on website
Question Papers Tuesday 4 July
Mark Schemes Tuesday 18 July
GCE Examiner Reports Tuesday 22 August
GCSE Examiner Reports Tuesday 29 August

Examiners’ reports can be obtained from ResultsPlus on results day by following the steps below:

  • Log into ResultsPlus using your Edexcel Onlne details
  • Once you are logged in under your centre, select 'ResultsPlus Analysis.
  • Then select 'Whole cohort results' followed by 'Cohort paper analysis'.
  • Select the relevant qualification and series, 'GCE' and 'June 2023', followed by the relevant subject and 'View paper analysis'.
  • Select 'Exam docs' and you will find the Examiners' Report for that component.

Access to Scripts

What is it?
Access to Scripts is an online service included as part of your qualification fee that allows you to view your candidates’ marked scripts either online or downloaded as a PDF. Viewing scripts can provide you with a rich source of information enabling detailed analysis to help inform teaching and learning thereby supporting students that performance data alone could not provide. The marked script will allow teachers to evaluate how a has student performed on particular questions in relation to what they have been taught. N.b. Scripts do not have examiner annotation on them.

The Principal Examiner's report and the exemplars that we make available will demonstrate how the mark scheme is applied.

When can I access this service?
You can also use our free Access to Scripts service to view your candidates’ marked exam scripts online or download as a PDF. It is available from results day until the 15 December 2023.

What if scripts were not marked online?
You can still request free script copies which have not been marked online (i.e marked traditionally) but these will not appear on the script viewer portal. Traditionally marked scripts can be requested free of charge by 15 December 2023 via the Post Results section of Edexcel Online as in previous exam series. 

How can I access this service?
You will need 'Exam viewer' in your Edexcel Online profile if you want to download candidate scripts from results day. Exams officers give teachers access to Exam Viewer.

Candidate consent 
Candidate consent is required before requesting script copies, as per section 4.2 of the JCQ's Post-results services guide. Candidate consent can only be obtained after results have been published.

Assess to scripts user guide 
Discover more about Access to Scripts along with FAQs and a step-by-step user guide from our website.

Examples of how teachers have been using Access to Scripts 
"An excellent service, we have used it to inform our teaching"
Take a look at the Access to Scripts case studies to see how a number of schools and colleges have been using this service to evaluate how their students performed in the exams, identify skills gaps, help tailor future teaching plans and to develop staff CPD.

Post-results support services

If you're not happy with your students' results this summer, you are advised to take the following steps:

  • View the grade boundaries, question papers, mark schemes and examiners’ reports of the paper/qualification concerned.
  • View your students’ scripts using the free access to scripts service.
  • Log in to ResultsPlus to see how your students have performed on every question and compare their performance to the national average.
  • If you're still unhappy with your students' results, you may apply for a review of marking via our post-results services. 

Full details of all our post-results services are available on our website.

The deadline for requesting a Review of marking and moderation (ROMM) is 28 September 2023 for GCSE, A level and International GCSE

How to apply for post-results services

Please speak to your Exams Officer if you wish to proceed with a review of marking. Exams officers should contact our support team on 0344 463 2535 if they require any guidance or they can email We also provide a post-results guidance video. All applications for reviews of marking must be submitted through Edexcel Online. 


If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a review of marking, you may wish to appeal against the decision. We will allow the head of centre (or designated member of the centre’s senior management team or examinations manager) 30 calendar days from the receipt of the outcome of the review of marking, during which an appeal may be lodged by sending an email to the following address: There is further guidance on appeals on our website. 

International A level results information page

To support you with IAL results we have a support page that explains IAL grading and provides answers to frequently asked questions such as 'How to get an A*'.

Visit the IAL results infromation page

Results support for students, parents and carers

We have a dedicated web page for student post-results support. Please forward this link to your students where they can find information on the services for students.

We also have created a guide for students on Understanding results and grades and have new '#ExamsSpelledOut' student videos..

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