These pages provide all the information you should need regarding Summer 2021 results, including details about how grades have been determined, how to make an appeal, and support and contact information.
- How do I get my results?
- How are grades determined?
- Make an appeal
- Support & Contacts
Learners must get their results from their school or college (centre), on the published Results Day, and cannot be issued with their results until after 8.30am.
A Level, AS
Level 3 Applied Certificates and Diplomas
|Tuesday 10 August 2021|
Level 1/2 Vocational Awards and Certificates
Level 1/2 Certificates (Latin and Additional Maths)
|Thursday 12 August 2021|
Schools and colleges should inform all learners of the arrangements for obtaining their results and with which members of school or college staff they should discuss any results queries or concerns.
Arrangements this year may be different to those in previous years and will need to take account of the latest government advice for your area.
Please be aware that we cannot provide or discuss results with learners, their parents, or guardians even if the school or college is closed. All matters regarding results must be discussed with staff at the school or college.
Explanation of results
Learners will be awarded an overall qualification grade which has been determined by their centres. No grade boundaries or marks will be issued for summer 2021 as the process by which results have been determined is different from in other years. More information on this process is available here.
For unitised qualifications, with the exception of Level 1/2 Vocational Awards and Level 3 Applied qualifications, there will be no unit grades awarded. Unit results for candidates not certificating Level 1/2 Vocational Awards and for Level 3 Applied Certificate qualifications will be issued on 5 November 2021
The overall qualification grade sets awarded this summer will be the same grade sets as in other years. They will have equal value and should be treated in this way by universities, colleges and employers.
The grade sets for each qualification type (the range of possible grades that can be attained for each qualification) are explained in our Guides to Results booklets.
Please note: The information below relates to our Eduqas GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications together with Level 1/2 Vocational Awards, Level 3 Applied Certificates and Diplomas, Entry Level Certificates, Extended Project, Level 2 Additional Mathematics and Level 1/2 Latin.
Information regarding our WJEC GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications, Skills Challenge Certificate and Wales only Health and Social Care, and Childcare qualifications is available on our WJEC website.
Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government decided that the Summer 2021 examination series would not go ahead as planned. Instead, teachers have determined grades, based upon a range of evidence verified by their school or college.
Schools and colleges have carried out their own quality assurance of grades, and exam boards have then asked them to send samples of student work, a sample of which has been reviewed by exam board subject experts.
Learners were assessed only on what they have been taught and teachers have used a range of evidence to make their grading judgements.
More information on this process can be found in the following places:
Please remember – if you’re a learner looking to appeal against a grade, you will need to do this through contacting your school or college – you cannot do this through WJEC directly.
Please note: The information below relates to our Eduqas GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications together with Level 1/2 Vocational Awards, Level 3 Applied Certificates and Diplomas, Entry Level Certificates, Extended Project, Level 2 Additional Mathematics and Level 1/2 Latin. Information regarding our WJEC GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications, Skills Challenge Certificate and Wales only Health and Social Care, and Childcare qualifications is available on our WJEC website.
Due to the changes to the process in awarding grades this summer, the standard post results services do not apply, and instead an exceptional appeals process has been agreed with our regulators. These processes are explained in JCQ’s Appeal’s Guidance
Further information about centre reviews and appeals can be found here, and guidance for students is available here. JCQ have also published a Student Appeals Handout and a Student Appeals Guide. Eduqas will not be charging a fee for appeals in summer 2021.
Key Dates for summer 2021 appeals
All requests for a centre review, including those from Private Candidates, must be made directly to the centre which submitted the teacher assessed grade(s). A centre will set its own internal deadlines for students to request a centre review but it is recommended that centres receive requests for centre reviews from its students no later than:
- 16 August 2021 (priority appeals for A Level and other Level 3 qualification students applying to higher educations who did not attain their firm choice i.e. their first choice offer)
- 3 September 2021 (all other cases)
Stage 2 priority appeals should be submitted to us by 23 August 2021. The deadline for submitting all stage 2 appeals to us is 17 September 2021. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.
If you have questions or queries about your results this summer, you could:
Speak to a teacher – your school or college should have provided you with contact information to enable you to discuss your results with a member of staff.
Contact us - if you would prefer to get in touch with our team, we advise you to email us, this will ensure we respond quickly and effectively to your query.
- Email us for a quicker response - email@example.com
- Phone us on - 029 2026 5465
Speak to your college or university – they are aware that this summer has been very different and may be able to provide you with information regarding their processes if you have applied for a place.
Contact the Exam Results Helpline - they can provide information on appeals, complaints, or what your next steps may be once you’ve received your results.
Telephone 0800 100 900
Contact UCAS for information and advice on university and college admissions.
Telephone: 0371 468 0 468
Regulatory information is available from Ofqual.
Telephone: 0300 303 3344
Mental health support
It is important that you talk to somebody if you are feeling anxious or struggling with your mental health. This could be a teacher or other member of staff at your school or college, a relative, or a health care professional. Some useful contacts are also given below.
Children and young people's mental health services (CYPMHS) – NHS information for children and young people
Mind - one of the principal mental health organisations in the country.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393
Telephone 0800 11 11