GCSE and A Level Results & Results
It doesn’t seem five minutes since we started thinking about Summer 2023. Here we are, the end of the exam series and already thinking ahead to GCSE grades and A Level Results & Resits. Where does the time go!
GCSE and A Level Results
You may be wondering, “when do the GCSE and A Level Results get issued?”
Well, there are several dates when results are issued, they are as follows:
Cambridge Assessment International Examinations AS & A Level Results – Thursday 10th August 2023
Cambridge Assessment International Examinations IGCSE Results – Wednesday 16th August 2023
JCQ Awarding Bodies (AQA, Edexcel Pearson, Eduqas WJEC, OCR) A Level Results. Edexcel Pearson International A Level Results – Thursday 17th August 2023
JCQ Awarding Bodies GCSE Results. Edexcel Pearson International GCSE Results. OCR Cambridge Nationals Results – Thursday 24th August 2023
All results will be released via the Tutors & Exams Candidate Hub (TECH) Portal. This is the same place that you received your timetables and joining instructions. If you have any issues with accessing the portal, contact your centre directly via email.
All GCSE and A Level Results are issued following an embargo which is part of the Awarding Bodies regulations. The embargo is lifted at 8am on GCSE and A Level Results Days.
What if you don’t get the GCSE and A Level Results you were hoping for? There’s a couple of options available to you. Firstly, when we issue results via the TECH Portal, you will also receive details of how you can apply for an Enquiry About Results. This will give you deadlines and fees for a number of services from a Clerical Recheck, to Review of Marking and more. Please note, there is no such service as “Remarking”. The Awarding Bodies carry out a Review of Marking. Here’s a Handy Guide from our friends at Pearson. The other option you have is resits.
GCSE and A Level Resits
If you feel that you didn’t perform to your best, and can improve the grade that you achieved, then a resit is probably the best route for you.
Don’t forget the deadlines that Tutors & Exams have are earlier than the Awarding Bodies deadlines! Our Fees List has all the deadlines for applications.
GCSE and A Level Resits are available in the following Seasons/Series:
October – Edexcel Pearson International A Levels (Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Economics and Mathematics (Some restrictions on units) – Individual units can be sat to improve overall grades where previously certificated, or new full entries can be made).
Oct/Nov – Cambridge Assessment International Examinations International A Levels and iGCSE (some restrictions apply. Check the CAIE Syllabus that you are studying carefully. New and full entries can be made).
November – JCQ English and Maths GCSE (Post 16 and Resits Only). Edexcel Pearson International GCSE (some restrictions apply. Check Edexcel Pearson Specifications that you are studying carefully. New and full entries can be made).
January – Edexcel Pearson International A Levels (Accounting, Arabic, English Lang., English Lit., French, German, History, Psychology, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Economics and Mathematics – Individual units can be sat to improve overall grades where previously certificated, or new full entries can be made).
Summer – All other qualifications, including JCQ GCSE and A Level. (Some restrictions will apply for International Qualifications. Check Syllabuses and Specifications for the qualifications you are studying.
How do I know what is available in which season/series to resit?
GCSE and A Level Resits can be looked up via the Awarding Body exam timetables. These will tell you exactly what is available and at what time. Once you have made entries with Tutors & Exams, you will receive a personal timetable via your Tutors & Exams Candidate Hub (TECH) Portal.
Some of the exam timetables from the Awarding Bodies have been included as links above. However, all of the links to Timetables can be found here:
Another great way to see what GCSE and A Level Resits are available is by looking at a syllabus (CAIE terminology), or a specification (all other Awarding Body terminology).
A good example is Edexcel Pearson’s International GCSE Maths 4MA1. Here’s a link to their qualification page: Int. GCSE Maths 4MA1. You will see that there is a link to “Download” the specification.
However, whilst you are on the page, take a look at all of the other resources available to you. This includes teaching resources, past papers, publications and a whole lot more…
Once you download the specification, this will give you all the information you need for teaching, assessments, learning objectives and assessment objectives. A handy tool that is not used to its fullest.
In this specification, Page 4 and 5 are a great tool to show you how the GCSE and A Level Resit qualification is assessed and in which series. This example shows January and June Availability (although Int GCSE is changing to November from 2023):
The specification then continues to explain the assessments and teaching. Well worth a read! This is also the best way to choose the Awarding Body that’s best for you.
We hope you found this guide useful and we look forward to welcoming you to Tutors & Exams soon!
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