Published on - 21-08-2019
A reminder about the grading system
Many of your subjects will be graded under the new 9-1 grading system (unless you go to school in Wales).
Check the chart to see how your results match up with the old grading system.
Some subjects will still use the old grading system until next year, so don’t worry if you still have some old-style grades on your results.
On the day
Don’t go on social media - it’s tempting to see how others have done, but try not to compare yourself with your peers Don’t feel rushed into making any decisions. There are deadlines for marking reviews and making applications to further education providers, but it’s important to take time to process your results and next steps if you need it Don’t forget to note down any important information you may need later, such as phone or reference numbers Remember that GCSEs are not the end of the world, and there are always options
Requesting a review of a marking decision
Remember that your result may go down or stay the same, and you can’t reject the review of marking and go back to your original grade.
Thursday 29 August – deadline for schools to make requests for exam scripts
Thursday 19 September – deadline for schools to make requests for reviews of results
You can resit your English or Maths GCSE in November. Your school or college may allow you to continue on to your A-levels/further education and resit the exam at the same time. For other subjects, you have to wait until next summer if you want to resit.
Missed the grades? Get on the phone