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Getting Ready for Results summer 2018: GCSE and CiDA Level 2

13 June 2018

I hope you have had an enjoyable and restful summer break. I wanted to remind you how to access some documents and services that you may need during the results period. This will be relevant to both the final GCSE ICT as well as the new Computer Science (9-1) GCSE. I also include information relevant to CiDA Level 2.

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GCSE & CiDA 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

GCSE examiner and moderator reports available on ResultsPlus.

Arrange for candidate consent for access to scripts.

CiDA Level 2 results day: Thursday 23 August

Examiner and moderator reports available on ResultsPlus.

To access individual student details in ResultsPlus please see this tutorial.

Tuesday 28 August

Examiner reports on the qualification web pages

Controlled assessment

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

  • Log in to Edexcel Online
  • Click on ‘home’.
  • Select ‘GCSE’ or 'CiDA/DiDA' from the qualification drop down on the left.
  • Hover over ‘Results’ and select ‘Moderator reports’
  • Select ‘June 2018’ from the ‘Select a session’ dropdown.
  • Select the relevant subject dropdown.
  • ‘Moderator report’ will self select.
  • Click ‘submit’.
  • The Moderator's Report will appear in your Edexcel Online mailbox, usually within 30 minutes.

From results day, the general moderator’s report for ICT Unit 2 and Unit 4 will also be available as will the reports for Unit 2, 3 and 4 for CiDA Level 2

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.

View the JCQ's Post-Results Services guide

Principal examiner reports

1. To download your report 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 shown in the video below. 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.

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2. Once you are logged in under your centre, select 'ResultsPlus Analysis'. Please note that ResultsPlus does not support CiDA fully please see this tutorial film to see how ResultsPlus works for CiDA

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, for example 'GCSE' and 'June 2018', followed by the relevant subject and 'View paper analysis'. Select 'Exam docs' you will find the examiner 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.
  • 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 fees

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

View the fees for post-results services

Post-results services deadlines

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

GCSE and CiDA Level 2

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’. There’s DfE guidance on this here.

Learn more about GCSE 9-1 marks and grades

I wish you, your students and their parents the best of luck on results day and I’m ready to support you with any help you may need.

Best wishes,

Tim Brady


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