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Supporting you through summer results 2018: GCSE

14 June 2018

This update reminds you how to access some documents and services that you may need during the summer 2018 GCSE results period.

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GCSE Results day for summer 2018 series: 23 August 2018


Summer 2018 exam materials (available with Edexcel Online login)

Tuesday 3 July

Question papers

Tuesday 24 July

Mark schemes

GCSE Results Day: Thursday 23 August

Free access to scripts (with candidate consent)
GCSE examiners’ reports available on ResultsPlus
Individual centre monitor reports on the Spoken Language Endorsement on Edexcel Online
Grade boundaries

Tuesday 28 August

Examiner reports on the qualification web pages

Spoken Language Endorsement (SLE)

From results day, you can access your centre’s moderator feedback on Edexcel Online:

  • Log in to Edexcel Online
  • Click on ‘home’.
  • Select ‘GCSE’ from the qualification drop down on the left.
  • Hover over ‘Results’ and select ‘Moderator/Monitor Reports’
  • Select ‘June 2018’ from the ‘Select a Session’ dropdown.
  • Select ‘English Language 1EN0/E' from the subject dropdown.
  • ‘Monitor report’ will self select.
  • Click ‘submit’.
  • Your monitor report will appear in your Edexcel Online mailbox within 30 minutes.

From results day, the Monitors’ Report (for all centres) will be available and accessible from the link below.

Free access to Scripts service

From 23 August 2018 until 14 December 2018, you will be able to view and download scripts which have been marked online free of charge from our self-service portal.

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The portal can only be accessed by Edexcel Online users who have the Exam Viewer profile ticked on Edexcel Online. Your exams officer gives teachers access to Exam Viewer.

Please note that these scripts do not contain examiners' annotations.

If scripts have been marked "traditionally" (i.e. not online), you will have to request them, free of charge, by 14 December 2018, via the Post Results section of Edexcel Online as in previous exam series.

Candidate consent 

Candidate consent is required before requesting script copies, as per section 6.2.1 of the JCQ's Post-Results Services guide. Candidate consent can only be obtained after results have been published.

Post-Results Services information

Examiners' reports

1. To download examiners' reports on examined components on results day go to and sign in using your Edexcel Online username and password. If you've forgotten your password you can generate a reminder from Edexcel Online by selecting 'forgot password'. Then follow the steps below. Please note the new password link expires after 60 minutes so you will need to use it promptly. Check your spam folder if you cannot see it in your inbox.

2. Once you are logged in under your centre, select 'ResultsPlus Analysis'.

ResultsPlus Analysis

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3. Then select 'Whole cohort results' followed by 'Cohort paper analysis'.

Select whole cohort results followed by cohort paper analysis

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4. Select the relevant qualification and series, 'GCSE' and 'June 2018', followed by the relevant subject and 'View paper analysis'. Select 'Exam docs' you will find the Examiners' Report for that component.

Reviews of marking

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

  • View the grade boundaries, question papers, mark schemes and examiner 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. 

Find out everything you need to know about results day and post-results services

Post-results services 

For an easy overview of reviews of marking and what they cost, please see our post results fees quick reference guide 2018-2019 and full list of fees.

View the fees for post-results services page

Post-results services deadlines

The summer 2018 post-results services deadlines are listed below and are also available on our support pages.


Post-results services are available from Thursday 23 August 2018.



Priority review of marking

Thursday 30 August

Access to scripts (copy)

Friday 14 December

Review of marking, service 1 (clerical check)

Thursday 20 September

Review of marking, service 2

Thursday 20 September

Access to scripts post review of marking

Thursday 20 September

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 their Centre Account Specialist on 0844 463 2535 if they require guidance or view the video tutorial below. All applications for reviews of marking must be submitted through Edexcel Online.

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Why are reviews of marking results sometimes received very quickly?

Senior examiners who carry out reviews of marking are re-trained prior to commencing reviews. As soon as you submit a request for a review of marking on Edexcel Online, the script is sent to the allocated senior examiner electronically. If they are sitting at their desk, they could receive the script and start reviewing it within minutes of your request.

View full details of the accurate results process:

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Understanding more about the quality and accuracy of marking

99.2% of our grades were accurate in summer 2017. You can also find out more about how we ensure that our marking is fair and accurate.


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) 14 calendar days from the receipt of the outcome of the review of marking, during which an appeal may be lodged by writing to the following address:

Edexcel Appeals Office
One90 High Holborn

or by email to

We cannot accept appeals directly from candidates, their parents or other third parties acting on their behalf. However, private candidates may appeal directly without the support of the entering centre.


Certificates will be sent by 7 November 2018.

Understanding 9-1 grades

Our support section provides useful information and a video explaining GCSE 9-1 grading. As per summer 2017, a Grade 4 is considered a ‘standard pass’ and a Grade 5 a ‘strong pass’. Please see the DfE guidance on this below.

DfE guidance on 'standard and strong' passes.

Exam feedback training and exemplars

In autumn 2018, we will be providing recorded exam feedback training. Our autumn GCSE networks will provide an opportunity to discuss the summer exams. We will also provide new exemplars from summer 2018 for GCSE English Language and Literature.

November resits for GCSE English Language

As in 2017, there is an age restriction for students wishing to sit GCSE English Language in the November 2018 series. JCQ’s Reformed Linear GCSE Entry rules states ‘Examinations in the November series are available in English Language and Mathematics only (for candidates who are age 17 or over on 31 August of that academic year).'

This means that a candidate who takes an examination in November 2018, can be 16 years old at the time of taking the examinations, but they must turn 17 by 31 August 2019 (at the end of that academic year). This means that they would be in Year 12, lower sixth or equivalent.

Dates and details of the November 2018 resits, including the carry forward of students’ Spoken Language Endorsement grade are available from the link below.

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I wish you and your students a well-deserved break over the summer, and the best of luck on results day. I look forward to supporting you again in 2018-2019.

Best wishes


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