Tue Jul 16 16:00:00 UTC 2013

Countdown to summer 2013 results day

As you prepare to put pens down for the summer holidays, you might like to bookmark this update to support you on results day.

GCSE/DiDA results day – 22 August

Schools and colleges that are expecting results for GCCE ICT, International GCSE ICT and DiDA on 15 August may find the following information useful.

Part 1 – Understanding your results

GCSE ICT

For Unit 1 – Living in a Digital World, you can download the Question Paper, Mark Scheme and Enhanced Examiners' Report from the GCSE ICT qualification pages by navigating to the appropriate part of the document list.

Unit 2 – Using Digital Tools. Your Unit 2 controlled assessment moderator has written a report which provides you with general feedback on your marking and administration. This update on Downloading your Moderator Report will guide you through the process of downloading the report, step by step.

On results day, you can download the grade boundaries for all GCSE ICT units. Grade boundaries indicate the minimum marks needed to achieve a certain grade and can be downloaded from the GCSE grade boundaries page.  

UMS stands for Uniform Mark Scale. The UMS is used to convert candidates' component 'raw' marks into uniform marks. This is done in order to standardise marks from year to year. You can follow these links to find more guidance on UMS and the Awarding Process and download our UMS Calculator to help you convert your marks.

DiDA

If you are a school or college that has submitted DiDA coursework for moderation this summer, your moderator has written a report which provides you with general feedback on your marking and administration. This update on Downloading your Moderator Report will guide you through the process of downloading the report, step by step.

On results day, you can download the grade boundaries for all DiDA units and levels. Grade boundaries indicate the minimum marks needed to achieve a certain grade and can be downloaded from the DiDA grade boundaries page.  

UMS stands for Uniform Mark Scale. The UMS is used to convert candidates' component 'raw' marks into uniform marks. This is done in order to standardise marks from year to year. You can follow these links to find more guidance on UMS and the Awarding Process and download our UMS Calculator to help you convert your marks.

International GCSE ICT

For International GCSE ICT Paper 1 and Paper 2, you can download the Question Paper, Mark Scheme and Enhanced Examiners' Report from the International  GCSE ICT qualification pages by navigating to the appropriate part of the document list.

On results day, you can download the grade boundaries for International GCSE ICT. Grade boundaries indicate the minimum marks needed to achieve a certain grade and can be downloaded from the International GCSE grade boundaries pages.  

UMS stands for Uniform Mark Scale. The UMS is used to convert candidates' component 'raw' marks into uniform marks. This is done in order to standardise marks from year to year. You can follow these links to find more guidance on UMS and the Awarding Process and download our UMS Calculator to help you convert your marks.

Part 2 - Enquiring about results

If you are concerned about a learner’s results, we offer a range of services to support you. Enquiries About Results (EARs) are made via Edexcel Online and you should consult your exams officer for advice on this process. The range of EAR services available are listed below along with deadlines for last applications.

Service Description Deadline Cost
EAR1 EAR Service 1 is a clerical check to ensure that all parts of the script have been marked and the total mark is correct.  20 Sept £10.30
EAR2 EAR Service 2 is a clerical check and a review of marking by a Senior Examiner.  20 Sept £36.00
EAR3 EAR Service 3 is a review of the original centre coursework sample by a Senior Moderator.  20 Sept £154.50 minimum

You can read more about all the results services we offer on the EAR pages of our website.

Gareth Byrne
ICT Subject Advisor
TeachingICT@Pearson.com

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