Results for students and parents 2020

We know that the closure of schools and colleges and the cancellation of the summer exam series has been very unsettling for both students and parents and you may feel anxious about what this means for your results.

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Update (18 August):  Following yesterday’s Ofqual announcement, JCQ have just confirmed that all schools and colleges will receive their GCSE results according to the published time of 00:01 on Wednesday 19 August, allowing students to receive their final grades on Thursday 20 August.

International GCSE results will also publish at the same time as GCSE, allowing students to receive their grades on Thursday 20 August. AS and A level results will be available to centres during Wednesday 19 August, allowing centres to confirm these results immediately to students. 

For International AS/A level, results are now available via A2C and Edexcel Online, and centres can let their students know immediately. Pre-populated and downloadable Candidate Statement of Provisional Results (CSPR) and Broadsheets Results Reports will be available to centres by 20 August 2020.

Results for all suites listed above will be available to access via A2C and Edexcel Online.  

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Update (15 August): The Secretary of State has announced that the government will cover the fees for appeals. We are working with the Department for Education and Ofqual, and will update the website as we know more.

Our main priority now is to ensure that all students are awarded the grades that they have worked so hard for, so you can continue to the next stage, whether that be further education, university, apprenticeships or work. We're providing you with information and support up to results day and beyond so that you can be sure you have all the information you need to take your next steps.

Take a look at the information and guidance we've put together to support you on results day and beyond, including frequently asked questions. 

Results dates

Open the table below to view the summer 2020 dates when results are released to centres and students for both UK and International qualifications.

Qualification Exam session Results to centres Results to students
  • BTEC Nationals
June 2020 12/08/2020 13/08/2020
  • AEA
  • AS/A level
  • Edexcel Award Level 3
  • International A Level
  • Mathematics in Context
  • Project Level 3 (Extended)
June 2020 12/08/2020 13/08/2020
  • BTEC Firsts
  • BTEC Level 2 Technicals
  • BTEC Tech Awards
June 2020 19/08/2020 20/08/2020
  • CiDA/DiDA
  • Edexcel Award Level 1 & 2
  • ELC(A)
  • GCSE
  • International GCSE
  • iPrimary and iLower Secondary Curriculum (PLSC)
  • Project Level 1 & 2
June 2020 19/08/2020 20/08/2020

Understanding your results

Confused by your results slip? Select the qualification you're interested in to find out how it's been marked and graded in 2020:

Appeals process

The normal appeals process, when exams and marking have taken place, cannot happen this year as there are no exam scripts to review or mark.

Before progressing to an appeal, please click on the 2020 results decision map below, to determine if your centre has grounds for an appeal.

Summer 2020 results decision map for students

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Autumn 2020 exam series

After the cancellation of the summer 2020 exam series, we're now able to share information on the autumn 2020 exam series for General Qualifications, International Qualifications and Vocational Qualifications.

Find out what we're offering in the autumn 2020 exam series

Certificate services

Request a replacement certificate or send your results to a university, employer or agency.

Apply for a copy of your results or a certificate

Online results

ResultsPlus Direct is a free online service where you can obtain your results on Results days. Your exams officer needs to have already registered you for ResultsPlus Direct. However, if you aren't registered, don't worry as you can still collect your results from your school or college in the normal way. Results are released to students on ResultsPlus Direct from 9am on results days.

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Safeguarding and concerns

For concerns about children who may be struggling with their mental health or anxiety, NSPCC have advice to help you support them.

You can take a look at their dedicated COVID-19 space and support and tips to help you keep children safe, from advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what actions to take if you’re worried about a child.

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