Summer 2021 Results and Appeals

3 August 2021

This update contains important information about the results and appeals process in Summer 2021 as well as Autumn 2021 resits.

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Summer 2021 results dates

This summer, results will be issued on the following dates:

Qualification Exam session Results to centres Results to students
AS/A level June 21 9 August 2021 10 August 2021

Summer 2021 Appeals

Ofqual and the JCQ recently published some guidance on appeals in Summer 2021. These are important documents that outline the processes that will be in place for this summer’s appeals process.

Read Ofquals statutory guidance: appeals under the GQAA regulatory framework

Read JCQ: a guide to appeals processes Summer 2021 series

Appendix C of the JCQ guidance contains a list of the evidence which Awarding Organisations will need in the event of an appeal.

Download Appendix C of the JCQ guidance

The following visual guide is designed to help UK centres navigate the JCQ guidance on Summer 2021 appeals:

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You can also watch our video on the appeals process for summer 2021:

Further guidance on appeals is available via the Pearson Professional Development Academy which includes training, checklists, guides and videos.

View Pearson Professional Development Academy appeals support

The appeals window will open on the 10 August for A level and 12 August for GCSE / International GCSE as shown in our timeline:

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Centres can submit non-priority appeals to awarding organisations from results day to 17 September 2021.

Priority appeals can be submitted by centres to awarding organisations from 10 August to 23 August 2021.

A priority appeal is only for students applying to higher education who did not attain their firm choice (i.e. the offer they accepted as their first choice) and wish to appeal an A level or other Level 3 qualification result).

The JCQ have also produced these summer appeals FAQs and an appeals guide specifically for students:

Autumn 2021 Resits

Ofqual recently ran a consultation on the Autumn 2021 series and published results online.

View Ofqual Autumn 2021 consultation outcome

A level Politics will be on offer in the Autumn 2021 exam series however centres should note that we will not be offering an Autumn 2021 resit exam for AS Politics.

Entry for the Autumn 2021 exam series for A level Politics examinations is restricted to students who have received a teacher-assessed grade in summer 2021 and to students who are able to demonstrate that they would have entered summer 2021 exams had they not been cancelled.

Exams/topics will not be offered if we receive no entries by the entry deadlines of 8 September for A level.

Autumn 2021 timetables

The final timetables for all UK and International qualifications in October and November can now be found on our website.

View exam timetables

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have also published their key dates document for the exceptional Autumn series.

View JCQ key dates

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