New JCQ results files - marks now included!
We're pleased to let you know that, from the Autumn 2021 series, JCQ awarding organisations will be providing new results files which will contain component marks and overall qualification marks (in addition to qualification grades) for linear qualifications such as GCSEs, AS and A Levels.
Developed by all JCQ awarding organisations, this XML solution has been implemented by AQA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC. CCEA currently are not issuing XML results files as all results information for their qualifications are provided within the EDI files and their E-Results.
The XML results files will be issued via the A2C Transport application at the same time as your EDI files and can be imported into your management information system (MIS). This will allow you to use this data to produce more in-depth analysis and reports for students, teachers and other stakeholders.
Where do we find the new XML results files?
In the A2C Transport application, when you go to import your results files, in addition to your EDI files, you'll also see a new file type. This will have the file format: a2c.CCCCC.AB.EDIResults.GUID.xml. For further details, please see the JCQ site here:
Do we need the latest version of the A2C Transport application?
If you haven't updated to the latest version of the A2C Transport application, you will still be able to download the files. However, the file will show as an unknown file type. Therefore, we recommend you update the A2C Transport application as soon as you can.
Do we need to import both EDI and XML files?
How to import the files will depend on your supplier's implementation. Please contact your MIS supplier for more details. For some MIS you may need to import both the EDI and XML files.