Everything you need to know on results day


Well done to all students receiving their GCSE results today. The whole team at AQA hopes you got the results you set out to achieve, and that this is a time of celebration for you, your teachers and family.

This year sees the first results for the new 9–1 GCSEs in English and maths. For those of you who sat these new qualifications and have questions about your results slips or what your results mean, our useful links below provide some answers, so please take a look.

I recognise that some of you may not have done as well as you had hoped or expected. I appreciate how difficult this can be and how disappointed you might feel. The best advice I can give you is to speak to your teachers as soon as possible – they’ll be able to advise and support you as you consider your next steps.

Remember that no matter what your results bring, this is an important day for you and you can feel proud of the hard work you have put in to reach this milestone.

So, congratulations to those of you receiving your results today, and I wish you the best of luck in whatever you decide to do next.

Andrew Hall, Chief Executive, AQA

Advice for results day 2017

Whether you are a student, teacher or exams officer, below are links to what you need to know to help you through results day.

Students and parents

  • Find what you need to know about results day for students.
  • Useful information about 9–1 grading.
  • See the grade boundaries for summer 2017:
    • for outgoing GCSE qualifications (all except GCSE English Language, English Literature and Maths), find out how many uniform marks you need for each grade on our grade boundaries and the UMS page
    • for the new GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Maths, your AQA provisional results slip shows an overall subject grade. This is because these are linear qualifications that don’t use UMS, so the overall mark on your exam paper determines your grade boundary – see our raw mark grade boundary tables.
  • If you're unhappy with your results, please speak to your teacher or exams officer.
  • If you're concerned about your future options, contact the Exam Results Helpline to speak directly to a careers advisor for advice and guidance when making a choice that is right for you.


Exams officers