We understand how unsettling the last few months may have been for you, since schools, colleges and other providers were closed to many and exams were cancelled.
Following our statement on 17 August, you will receive either your centre assessment grade or your calculated grade – whichever one is higher. Your grade on your certificate will look the same as any other year.
You can appeal your grade if you have evidence of an administrative error. You cannot appeal the grade you receive on the basis of your mock exam results, as those were taken into account in deciding your centre assessed grade.
If you have evidence of bias, discrimination or wrongdoing in the determination of your centre assessment grade you should either raise it directly with your school or with the relevant exam board.
This guide should help you understand how results have been awarded this year and where to find more information.
Guide updated to reflect changes, announced on 17 August, to the way grades have been awarded.
Updated page 12 on appeals to clarify that grades will not go down as the result of an appeal.
The appeals process for GCSE, AS and A level section of the guide on page 11 has been updated and provides additional information. The BSL signed version of the guide has also been updated to reflect the same information.
Page 7 of the guide now includes a website link for the Information Commissioner’s Office website and further details.
Page 11 and 20 of the guide have been updated with additional information and guidance on appeals.