Following the announcement in January that examinations this summer were cancelled, the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual announced how you will get your results and our short video explains the arrangements.
Your teachers and tutors have now been provided with all the information they need to start preparing to submit your grades on 18 June. We’ll be providing additional support for your teachers including additional assessment materials which will be sets of questions taken from previous examination questions from a range of papers which can be used either in class or as homework. These are not exams and do not need to be completed under examination conditions.
Your grade will be worked out based on the content of the course you have been taught.
Here is a guide to the work your teachers/tutors can use to help determine your overall grade and they will tell you what work they will be using to support your final grade and you can also see a timeline of key dates.
You can read a full summary in our news story.
If you have any questions, do speak to your teacher/tutor and you can check out our FAQs.
Your teachers and tutors have been provided with all the information they need to start preparing to submit your grades by 18 June. To help you get ready for any assessments, we have provided a range of questions taken from past exams. These are available as Zip files and can be found by using our 2021 assessment materials finder.
We want as many private candidates as possible to receive results this summer. To support you, please visit the dedicated page for private candidates for all the latest updates about this summer.
We’ve collated our most frequently asked questions to support you through summer 2021.
Wellbeing and mental health are extremely important as we work through these extraordinary times. We’ve written some blogs which you may find useful:
You can also hear from our colleague Sam and his daughter Emily, who talk about how they are feeling about lockdown and home-schooling this time round. They also offer some tips on making the best out of what is a difficult time – watch their video.
There are a number of organisations who can help and support you.
The Exam Results Helpline – nationalcareers.service.gov.uk
Information on appeals, complaints and what your next steps might be once you’ve received your results.
Tel: 0800 100 900 (8am-10pm, 7 days a week)
Ofqual – gov.uk/ofqual
Student support phoneline if you want to find out more about how you were graded, the autumn exams series, how to make an appeal or raise a concern about bias or discrimination.
Tel: 0300 303 3344 (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday)
UCAS – ucas.com
Information on University applications.
Tel: 0371 4680 468
Young minds – youngminds.org.uk
Phone number: Text YM to 85258
Childline – childline.org.uk
Phone number: 0800 1111