Getting Ready for Results Day

18 July 2023

Access key information and guidance for the Summer 2023 results period for GCSE, International GCSE, A Level and International A level Languages, including key dates, details of post-results services and grade boundaries.

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This summer saw a return to the full examination requirements for the first time since 2019 and we fully appreciate the hard work, which students have put into their studies and revision. On behalf of the Pearson Edexcel Languages team, we want to thank everyone in schools and colleges for your dedication in supporting students and helping to make sure they achieve the grades they deserve.

We wish you and your students a well-deserved break over the summer, and the best of luck on results day.


Ofqual exam results blog

Ofqual have published a blog entitled 'Exam results 2023: 10 things to know about GCSE, AS and A level grades' . It clarifies some points releated to exam results and is worth reading.

Read the blog


Multi-factor Authentication for Edexcel Online

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On 19 June 2023 we wrote to all registered Edexcel Online account holders, advising that we had introduced Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as an additional layer of security to help protect your centre and learner data. While a lot of users have now accessed Edexcel Online (EOL) and successfully gone through the MFA process, we are aware that other roles may not use EOL and other related systems on a regular basis, and the next time to try and log in is on a learner results day.

To make your results days as easy as possible, if you are a user that will need to access any of the following systems during the summer results period, please log into these now to check you can access them successfully. We are here to help you between now and the results period should you need us:

• Edexcel Online (EOL)
• ResultsPlus
• Exam Viewer

Additional support for Multi-Factor Authentication can be found in our customer support article:

Accessing Pearson Services Using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

We also have these trouble shooting steps:

Trouble shooting steps.


Key Dates

Qualification Exam series Results to centres Results to candidates
A level Summer 2023 16/08/2023 17/08/2023
GCSE, International GCSE Summer 2023 23/08/2023 24/08/2023

Results documents

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

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).
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.
Read our Results Support article to get further instructions on obtaining results documents
 


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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 be providing notional grade boundaries at paper level. These can help you mark and assess future mocks

View grade boundaries
View guidance on setting grade boundaries
 


Availability of Summer 2023 Question Papers, Mark Schemes and Examiner Reports

 

Exam materials from the Summer 2023 exam series will be made available on our website (secure download) on the following dates:

Assessment materials Date of availability
Question Papers 04/07/2023
Mark Schemes and audio files 25/07/2023
GCE Examiner Reports 22/08/2023 *
GCSE Examiner Reports 29/08/2023 *

* on ResultsPlus from Results day


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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 ResultsPlus using their Edexcel Online username and password if their account profile has ResultsPlus access granted by the Exams Officer.

Take a closer look at Results Plus

 

Examiner Reports can be obtained from ResultsPlus on results day by following the steps below:
• Log into Results Plus using your Edexcel Online 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, eg 'GCE' and 'June 2023', followed by the relevant subject and 'View paper analysis'.
• Select 'Exam docs' and you will find the Examiner Report for that component.


Access to Scripts

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.

Providing a rich source of information, you can use this service to help make decisions about requesting a review of marking, but it can also help inform future teaching and learning and gives insights and visibility that performance data alone cannot provide.

If scripts have been marked ‘traditionally’ (ie not online), you will need to request them, free of charge, by 15 December 2023, via the Post Results section of Edexcel Online as in previous exam series.

Please note, you will need 'Exam viewer' in your Edexcel Online profile if you want to download candidate scripts from results day. Please ask your Exams Officer if you need this adding to your profile.

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Discover more about Access to Scripts, along with FAQs and a step-by-step User Guide.

View our Access to Scripts guide


See 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.

Read the Access to Scripts case studies


Please note, 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.

Read JCQ post-result service guide


Post-results support services

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 for the paper/qualification concerned.
• View your students’ scripts using our 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 are 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.
Access teacher post-results support
Find fees for post-results services
Find key dates for post-results services

The deadline for requesting a Review of marking and moderation (ROMM) is 28 September 2023 for GCSE, A level and International GCSE (Service 1, 2 and 3).

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 0344 463 2535 if they require guidance or watch our post results video. All applications for reviews of marking must be submitted through Edexcel Online.


Post-results support for students

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.

Access student post-results support
 


Appeals

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: edexcelappeals@pearson.com. There is further guidance on appeals on our website.

Appeals guidance

Applications for appeals may only be accepted from a head of centre (on behalf of a candidate or a group of candidates) or private candidates. See the JCQ appeals booklet, 46 & 47.

JCQ guide to the awarding bodies’ appeals processes


I hope you found this update useful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me from the contact details below.
 

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