Following a request from the Department for Education and having consulted with a number of teaching associations, JCQ and the exam boards will move the embargo for the release of this summer’s GCE and GCSE results to students from 8am to 8.30am.

The move has been made to coincide with the timing of the UK-wide release of Higher Education (HE) application outcomes. It also aims to minimise the potential for student anxiety in having to wait 30 minutes between the receipt of their results and learning of their application outcomes.

The embargo change will cover AS and A level results on the 10th August and GCSE results on the 12th August to ensure consistency across exam centres.

The new embargo time for the release of results applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Further information on the release of General Qualification results can be found on the JCQ website.