What to Expect on Results Day

Your school or college receives your results and will pass these onto you. Even though grades have been awarded differently this year, they will look exactly the same as any other year on the results slips and your certificates. Your result will be your final calculated grade - this may not be the same as the centre assessment grade submitted by your school or college because it will have been standardised.

Schools and colleges are not allowed to tell you your centre assessment grade before results days. Once you have received your results, you should speak to your school or college for more information if you want to know your centre assessment grade.You can find more information about your right to access that information on the Information Commissioner’s Office website. Remember though, that the calculated grade on your results slip is the grade that counts.

If your results aren’t what you were expecting, you should talk to your school or college about your options.

For more information on results days for other technical qualifications, contact your school or college.

1. Results dates

AS & A levels and equivalent level 3 qualifications: 13 August

GCSEs and equivalent level 1, level 2 and level 1/2 qualifications: 20 August

2. Collecting your results

Check with your school or college to find out how it will give you your results.

Schools and colleges are not allowed to give results out until after 8am on results day.

Your school or college receives your results and will pass these onto you. Even though grades have been awarded differently this year, they will look exactly the same as any other year on the results slips and your certificates.

Your result will be your final calculated grade - this may not be the same as the centre assessment grade submitted by your school or college because it will have been standardised.

Schools and colleges are not allowed to tell you your centre assessment grade before results days. Once you have received your results, you should speak to your school or college for more information if you want to know your centre assessment grade. Remember though, that the calculated grade on your results slip is the grade that counts.

If your results aren’t what you were expecting, you should talk to your school or college about your options. You can also find more information on the appeals arrangements and the autumn exam series in this guide.

For more information on results days for other technical qualifications, contact your school or college.

3. Things to remember

Always speak to someone if you are feeling anxious about your results. See ‘Where to find more support’ to find out where to get more support.

If your results aren’t what you were expecting, speak to your school or college.

See Also

Guide to 2020 Exam Results

This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, exams have been cancelled. In their stead, a set of rigorous grade calculation methods will ensure that post-16 students can progress further with their education and employment.