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International GCSE results explained

Find out more about your Edexcel International GCSE results, and read the answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Important dates

Exam session Results released Certificates sent to schools and colleges by:
Summer 2023 Centres:
Wednesday 23 August 2023
7th November 2023
Thursday 24 August 2023

Results are released on ResultsPlus Direct from 9am (UK time) to students who've been registered for the service. If you don't have login details for ResultsPlus Direct, you'll need to check with your school or college to find out what time your results will be ready to collect.

How are International GCSEs marked and graded?

From 2018, International GCSEs will start to use a new 9 to 1 grading scale.  

Learn more about the move to 9–1

International GCSEs are linear qualifications, which means you take all of the exams in the same exam session, usually at the end of your course. You are awarded raw marks for each exam paper and any coursework that you've completed. These marks are combined, taking into account any weightings for individual components, to give an overall mark. The weighting for each component can be found in the specification, which you'll find on each International GCSE subject page.

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Once all of the exam papers have been marked, our senior examiners decide where the grade boundaries should be and you are awarded a grade based on where your mark lies within these boundaries.

Frequently asked questions

The 'raw' mark is the actual mark you achieve on an exam or for your coursework. For linear qualifications, we only score your work using raw marks.

We don't publish your raw mark on your results slip, so if you would like to know your raw mark for a particular exam, you will need to speak to the exams officer at your school or college.

Sometimes illness, injury or other personal circumstances can affect your performance during an assessment. In these cases, it may be possible to issue you with a calculated result or extra marks. This is referred to as ‘special consideration'.

If you think you may be entitled to special consideration, you should speak to the exams officer at your school or college. They’ll need to make a request on your behalf and send us any supporting documents to help us make a decision.

Special consideration isn’t shown on the statement of results you’re given by your school or college but is indicated on ResultsPlus Direct by a flag. If you don’t have access to ResultsPlus Direct, you’ll need to check with your exams officer whether special consideration has been applied.

Find out more about special consideration

We can correct errors such as misspelled names very quickly but you need to speak to the exams officer at your school or college to request any changes.

These requests must come from someone at your centre as we have no way of identifying students who call or email us. If we can’t identify you, we can’t make changes to confidential information.

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