About results

Whether you are a teacher, exams officer or a student you can find information here about your results and what to do next. Exam results for individual students are not available here.

Watch our video to find out how students' work turns into grades.


When are results published?

Results are usually available to students from 6.00am on results days as shown in the table below. If you are a student, your school or college will let you know when to collect your results.

Exam series

Restricted release for exams office staff and heads of centre only

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • e-AQA
  • Enhanced Results Analysis (ERA)
Results day
  • Results slips released to students
  • Results available to all school staff on ERA.

March 2016 (3G16)

  • Functional Skills (English, ICT and Mathematics)

Wednesday 13 April 2016
from 12.01am, restricted release

Thursday 14 April 2016 from 6.00am

Summer 2016 series results dates

Exam series

Restricted release

Results day
June 2016 (6A16) (A-level)Wednesday 17 August 2016Thursday 18 August 2016
June 2016 (6G16) (GCSE)Wednesday 24 August 2016Thursday 25 August 2016

On results day

What happens on results day?

On results day students receive a printed Candidate Statement of Provisional Results (results slip).

Depending on the exams taken, students can receive either one statement that includes provisional results for all their exams or statements from each exam board whose exams they sat.

Here you can see an example of the Candidate Statement of Provisional Results (results slip) that shows only exams taken with us.

See how grades and levels  are shown for most qualifications and our guide to A-level A* grades. For the AQA Certificate in Further Maths Level 2 qualification an A* with distinction is reported as A^

These results are provisional to allow:

  • time to resolve any issues such as late award claims or pending results (shown as Q)
  • for any changes from enquiries about results (EARs) such as re-marks.

About results

  • The change to linear assessment (for most GCSEs) mean that results will no longer be shown for individual units on the Candidate statement of provisional results. Instead results will be shown as a single grade and total UMS for each subject. Schools/colleges will have access to the individual unit/component results on EDI, e-AQA and Enhanced Results Analysis.
  • Speaking and Listening for English/English Language will be shown as a graded endorsement reported on a scale 5-1 (5 being the highest,1 being the lowest and students below this level will be graded a U [unclassified]).
  • A-level, AS and GCSE double award will continue to show a mark and grade for each unit and an overall mark and grade for the subject.

If results are not as expected, please see post-results services, where you can find which EARs and other services are available and the deadlines for applications and requests.

If you are a student, please contact your exams officer or teachers who can share your results with you and discuss your options. Please do not contact us about your results as we are unable to discuss them with you or your parents directly. 

Late awards (aggregation or cashing-in)

If you are expecting to see an overall grade and the results slip only shows the unit results, then you need to aggregate (cash-in) for a late award. Please note this does not apply to linear GCSEs as the award code and all unit entries must be made in the same exam series before results are published.

Students who took the required units but were not entered for certification may request a late award (late aggregation/late cash-in) of a subject grade through the exams officer at their school/college. Those wishing to re-grade an award must have taken or re-taken at least one unit since their last subject award. 
We regularly update UCAS with results files following results day, so any grade changes will be shown.

More information is available under results for exams officers.  

Final results are recorded on certificates issued to schools about eight weeks after results days.

University places

On A-level results day, students can find out via the UCAS Track Service if they have gained a place at university. Schools/colleges can log onto the UCAS Adviser Track Service to see which of their students were successful.