Published Tuesday 1 Sep 2020%
Results days in 2020
This summer’s results days were a bit different because of the effects of coronavirus. Students didn't complete exams and, instead, received the highest of their centre assessment grades or calculated grades.
What you can do about results
We hope that most students were pleased with their results on results day, and will move forward to further study or employment with the results they were awarded.
For those who may be unhappy with their results, there are some options to consider.
If you’re unhappy with your results
Please speak to your school about your options if you're unhappy with your results.
Students have the opportunity to take their AS and A-level exams in October, and GCSEs in November, if they’d like to improve their grades. They could also resit in summer 2021.
Your school may also be able to make an appeal on your behalf.
Schools can appeal on specific grounds set out by Ofqual.
Subject access requests for summer 2020 results
Some students may wish to find out their centre assessment grades (CAGs) and rankings. In the first instance, we recommend students (or a parent or guardian) request this information directly from their school or college.
Students can also request this information from AQA, by submitting a subject access request for the summer 2020 series. This will be provided within 30 calendar days of receiving the request.
Usual post-results services suspended
Usual post-results services are suspended for the summer 2020 series as exams didn’t take place, and there are no exam papers to be reviewed.
Centre assessment grades and calculated grades
As a result of Ofqual’s decision on 17 August, students received centre assessment grades if they were higher than their calculated grades.
For students receiving their calculated grades, you can find more information about how these grades were awarded and how standardisation works.
Grade boundaries are normally published on results day and show the minimum number of marks needed for each grade. There are no grade boundaries for summer 2020, as exams didn’t take place.
Access support on results day
Each of us responds differently to important life events, like receiving results. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, there’s lots of free information and support if you need it.
What you can do next
Once you’ve received your results, there are a number of places you can contact if you need support or further information.