Results slips and certificates
For exams officers: what students receive and when.
On student results day, students receive a printed results slip from you (also known as a candidate statement of provisional results).
Results slips on e-AQA show results from us. If you want results slips showing all exam boards, you might be able to print them from your MIS (Management Information System).
The results slip shows provisional results. This is so that there's time for enquiries about results (eg reviews), late award claims and any results that are still pending.
See the following examples:
- sample GCSE and A-level results slip
- how grades are shown on your results slip
- sample GCSE, A-level and AQA Level 3 Certificate (Applied General) certificates
Results slips for reformed specifications
Results slips for our new linear GCSE, AS and A-level specifications (for first teaching from 2015) will only show an overall subject grade, because grades are awarded at the subject level. Individual component results will still be available on e-AQA and Enhanced Results Analysis (ERA).
As the new GCSEs are being introduced in phases, students will see a mixture of letter grades and number grades on their results slips and certificates from 2017.
Endorsements for GCSE English Language spoken language
Results for the GCSE English Language (8700) spoken language endorsement will be reported separately as one of the following:
- not classified.
This separate grade will appear on a certificate, but won’t contribute to a student’s 9–1 grade.
Endorsements for A-level sciences practical skills
Results for the new A-level Biology, Chemistry and Physics practical skills endorsement will be reported as either:
- not classified.
This separate grade will appear on a certificate and will count towards the overall award.
Applied General qualifications
AQA Level 3 Certificates in Applied Science and Applied Business are being awarded for the first time in summer 2017. If a student achieves a pass grade, this will be displayed on their certificate, together with a Statement of Attainment showing the list of units taken.
If you or your A-level students need to know whether they've secured their place at university, see UCAS's results pages. After results day, we update UCAS daily with results files and any changes to grades.
Confirm results to a third party
For students applying overseas, we can confirm results from the current series directly to overseas universities for free. Students can apply for this service while waiting for their certificates by emailing the completed summer 2017 third party results application form to firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible. They'll need to make sure they save a copy of the form to their machine or device before filling it in. You can't fill in this form on your students' behalf.
Applications for current results are free of charge, but overseas delivery is by DHL and will incur a £20 fee per address.
We can't translate our confirmation, or give results early.
We send certificates to schools about eight weeks after results day. They show the final, confirmed results.
Check that you have all the certificates you expected. Give them to students without delay (using secure post if sending by mail), and keep a record of what you've issued. Any unclaimed certificates must be stored securely for at least 12 months, then destroyed confidentially or sent back to us.
When you'll receive certificates by
Fill in our Request for early dispatch of certificates form if you need certificates earlier. For example, for a prizegiving event.
If a certificate is missing, check that you've entered an award code for the student – more details on our entries pages.
If that doesn't seem to be the reason for the missing certificate, email email@example.com.
Correct a certificate
Last date for free corrections
Replace a certificate
We can only provide replacement certificates in exceptional circumstances. See past results and replacement certificates.