Today, the Joint Council for Qualifications publishes its annual results tables for GCE A level, AS and GCSEs.

The A level tables for 2020 are being reissued, while GCSE 2020 results tables are being published for the first time.

Results tables for England, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as consolidated tables for all UK, can be found here.

JCQ has produced some additional important information to help users interpret the results tables. GCSE guidance can be found here, GCE A level and AS guidance can be found here.

Summer 2020 results were issued under a different set of circumstances due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, year-on-year comparability is not possible.




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Notes to editor:

About JCQ:

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) is a membership organisation comprising the eight largest providers of qualifications in the UK.

Our members are: AQA (AQA Education Ltd); CCEA (Northern Ireland Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment); City & Guilds; NCFE; OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA); Pearson; SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority); WJEC.

All awarding organisations are answerable to the regulatory authorities – Ofqual (England),

Qualifications Wales (Wales) and CCEA Regulation (Northern Ireland). The regulatory authorities monitor the awarding bodies’ standards.

The JCQ is a membership organisation and enables member awarding bodies to act together in providing, where possible, common administrative arrangements for schools and colleges and other providers which offer their qualifications; and responding to proposals and initiatives in assessment and the curriculum.

The JCQ is a not for profit Community Interest Company, limited by guarantee. It is funded by its members.

About GCE A level, AS and GCSE summer 2020 exam series:

In response to the Global COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer 2020 exam series was cancelled to help fight the spread of the virus. An initial process was put in place to award candidates with a calculated grade aiming to reflect the grade they would have been likely to achieve, in their overall qualification, had an exam gone ahead.

GCE and GCSE grades were to be awarded by exam boards this summer through a methodology set or agreed by the regulators. In England, Ofqual set the methodology for GCE and GCSE exam boards in consultation with them.  In Wales and Northern Ireland, exam boards developed the methodologies used, which were agreed with the regulators in those jurisdictions

However, following the earlier publication of A level results, Education Ministers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales opted to accept Centre Assessment Grades or the calculated grades, whichever was the higher. In Wales, GCE candidates could receive their AS grade from the previous year, if this was higher than either the CAG or calculated grade.

These results are issued to students across the UK but predominantly in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.