STUDENTS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive their A-level and GCSE results shortly.
This year has been different from all points of view for teachers and students, because due to the coronavirus pandemic all exams were cancelled.
When is results day?
Despite no exams in 2020, students will still receive a grade based upon teacher’s predictions.
These are the dates pupils will learn their results:
- July 6 – International Baccalaureate results
- August 4 – Scotland's National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results
- August 13 – England, Wales and Northern Ireland's A-level and AS-level results and A-level equivalent technical qualifications like BTECs and Cambridge Nationals. The results should be available from 8am BST.
- August 20 – GCSE results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and GCSE equivalent technical qualifications
How will I get my results?
Students will find out their results by attending schools from 8am, receiving an email or logging into an online portal.
The Government has said teachers can invite pupils into school to collect results, as long as it happens in a Covid-safe way.
All pupils have been told how to get their results, but if you are unsure you should contact your school.
How have the results been decided?
Exam regulator Ofqual has said that schools or colleges will send a centre assessment grade for the student in each of their subjects to the board.
Teachers will then have to order each student from best to worst for their subjects, plus take mock exams, tests, coursework and homework into consideration.
England's regulator Ofqual said the idea was to ensure confidence in the results, to give them the same value as grades from any other year.
Normally students sit exams and results are given based upon these results and their submitted coursework.
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