- What do I do if I haven’t got the A level grades I needed to take up my conditional university place?
- What should I do if I wish to re-sit one or more of my A levels?
- What should I do if my grade was lower than I expected and I want this to be reviewed?
- Ofqual’s recent consultation on marking reviews and appeals said students can request a re-mark themselves, is this true?
- Where do I get my results from?
- Can I have a copy of this year’s national results for GCE, GCSE, FSMQ, Ex-Projects, ELC, Principal Learning etc.?
- I want figures for the number of candidates getting ‘A’ grade in French ‘A’ level/ percentage of females getting 10 or more GCSEs etc.
What do I do if I haven’t got the A level grades I needed to take up my conditional university place?
First of all – don’t panic! There are a number of sources of help and advice, including your school or college. A good starting point may be the UCAS website: www.ucas.com; this includes information about the Clearing system and from 7 am on results day you can check your position on ‘Track’ using your application number and password, if you are holding a conditional offer/s. Ofqual also publishes a helpful guide to the A level system, including a section on results day and a list of other sources offering information. You can find this at: www.ofqual.gov.uk/news-and-announcements
What should I do if I wish to re-sit one or more of my A levels?
You should talk to your school or college about what re-sit opportunities there are, when these are available and for which subjects/units.
What should I do if my grade was lower than I expected and I want this to be reviewed?
The process by which schools and colleges may have candidates’ marks reviewed is set out in the JCQ Post-Results Services Information and guidance for centres document. This document provides information on:
- Enquiries about results Re-mark services
- Access to Scripts – Photocopies and Original scripts
This can be accessed on the JCQCIC website here.
The document must be used by schools and colleges, in conjunction with any supplementary information provided by awarding bodies, to inform decisions regarding post-results services. The deadlines for each service are set out on page 2 of the booklet.
Requests for enquiries about results must be made by the school or college on the candidate’s behalf and must be made to the relevant awarding body/ies. Candidates should be aware that if a mark is reviewed it could stay the same, go up or go down. Candidates should bear this in mind when considering whether to ask a school or college to seek a re-mark on their behalf.
Ofqual’s recent consultation on marking reviews and appeals said students can request a re-mark themselves, is this true?
JCQ exam boards will not be accepting enquiries about results or appeals direct from students. Exam boards think it’s really important that students have the support of their teachers when making decisions like this, and schools also have the right technical expertise to discuss these issues with exam boards.
Exam boards will continue to offer this service for private candidates as they are not based within a school or college.
Where do I get my results from?
The awarding bodies send results to schools and colleges electronically. Schools and colleges use this electronic data to produce results slips, commonly known as candidate provisional statements of results. Candidates must collect their examination results from their school or college. Awarding Bodies cannot give out results to individuals.
Can I have a copy of this year’s national results for GCE, GCSE, FSMQ, Ex-Projects, ELC, Principal Learning etc.?
The overview of the national results is downloadable from the Examination Results section of this website from 09:30am on results day.
The national results for previous years (starting from 2001) are also downloadable from the website here.
I want figures for the number of candidates getting ‘A’ grade in French ‘A’ level/ percentage of females getting 10 or more GCSEs etc.
The results published by the JCQ relate to entries and not to candidates. Many schools and colleges will offer qualifications from a number of awarding bodies, so a candidate might be sitting English ‘A’ level with AQA, Mathematics ‘A’ level with Edexcel and History ‘A’ level with OCR which together would show their overall results. The JCQ data shows the collective results of the entries of the member awarding bodies. So for example, the data can show that performance has increased or declined at ‘A’ level or GCSE and within the grades; whether more or fewer candidates are choosing to take a particular subject.
It cannot show whether more boys or girls achieve five or more passes at GCSE. The Government produces achievement and attainment tables about GCSEs and ‘A’ levels in the following Autumn/ Spring and these are published on the DfE website ( www.education.gov.uk )