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GCSE results day 2018: All you need to know

When is GCSE results day 2018 and what are your options?

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When is GCSE results day 2018 and what are your options?

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news, views and analysis with our GCSE results day 2018 live blog. 

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.

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
  • Pen/pencil
  • Notepad/writing paper
  • Tissues
  • Money
  • 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 review of marking and moderation?

Once a school has received its GCSE results, it has to decide whether it thinks any of the marks awarded to pupils seem out of kilter.

Schools and colleges can ask exam boards to review whether there were any errors in the exam board’s marking of an exam or their moderation of coursework. So, if you believe you need a review, talk to your school as soon as possible.

Before making this decision, the school may ask for the script – which comes at a cost, unless the exam board is Edexcel. The boards must also make mark schemes available.

How does the review work?

When reviewing any assessment, the board must arrange for a reviewer to consider whether the original marker made any errors.

If the reviewer finds a marking error, the reviewer’s mark will replace the original mark and the exam board must change the grade if necessary.

Any new mark and grade awarded after the review could be higher or lower than that originally given. If the reviewer does not find a marking error, the original mark must not be changed.

What do exam boards charge? 

Exam boards can charge a fee for reviewing a mark and for considering an appeal. They have to publish the fees they will charge, and be clear about any circumstances in which they will not charge (for example, some boards won't charge if the review results in a grade change).

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.

Keep up to date with all the latest GCSE news, views and analysis on our GCSE hub. 

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