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To download your results, open A2C on your computer and, from the inbox, select the 'Send/Receive files' button. From here you can import this to your MIS.
If you haven't received your files as expected, check your A2C log and see if the file has been recorded there. If yes, please close, log in again and select 'send/receive' for the file to appear.
Alternatively, please check another user at the centre has not already downloaded the results on another PC.
Our EDI results files are in the latest JCQ format (currently version 14).
This format is used by all the JCQ awarding bodies (see the JCQ Formats booket).
For general qualifications and Cambridge Nationals, once results are issued, we publish updated EDI files on a weekly basis via Interchange. These will be available by close of play each Monday until the end of the post-results period.
To access these files, log in to Interchange, hover over ‘Results’ in the left-hand menu and then click on ‘EDI results’.
If you want to use these files, be aware, they’ll overwrite any manual changes you’ve made to your system.
The JCQ result file format does not support more than two characters for a grade. The following tables explain the mapping between the grading format used within the EDI file downloaded from A2C, and the candidate’s actual grade. To view how qualifications are displayed within the EDI files, take a look at the JCQ gradesets.
Centres using SIMS can use a specific 'summer' basedata to import results for Cambridge Technicals and Functional Skills into the summer season of your management information system. This 'summer' basedata is available from June each year. We've provided instructions on how to do this.