When is GCSE results day 2018 and what are your options?
By TES Reporter
Dates and times for GCSE results day 2018
- Results will be available on Thursday 23rd August 2018.
- Students will be able to collect their results from their school or college in the morning. Please check with your school to find out about timings.
- Those who are unable to collect their results in person can request to receive them via post.
How does progress 8 work?
Top tips for getting your GCSE results
If you are going to school to collect your results, there are a few things that you will need to bring with you. These are:
- Mobile phone
- Notepad/writing paper
- College/sixth form paperwork
If you encounter any problems on the day, your teachers will be available to help you.
All schools will use a system called ‘Progress 8’ to judge how well the school has performed. For details of how this works, download this Tes poster.
GCSE results day FAQs
How do I apply for a GCSE re-mark?
All applications for a GCSE re-mark should be made via your school or college, (unless you are home-schooled). If you think that your result might be wrong you should speak to a teacher as soon as possible and they can submit an “enquiry about results” (EAR) to the relevant exam board.
Do different exam boards have different rules for re-marking?
No. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) sets the rules for all exam boards regarding the administration of re-marking. There are three different EARs available – a basic clerical check to ensure every question has been marked, a review of the original marking by a senior examiner, and a third service (usually applicable to coursework), which reviews the original marking and makes sure it was “fair and appropriate”.
What do exam boards charge?
Exam boards often show on their websites, what services they charge for when a request for a review is issued. Find the revelant links below:
What happens if I need to retake an exam?
Some resits will take place in November 2018 but these are restricted to entries for English Language and Maths, and you’ll need to resit all written exams. For other subjects, your earliest resit opportunity will be in June 2019, and you will also need to resit all written exams. It is always best to check with your school for exact resit options for your specific subject as these will differ between examining bodies.