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A-level and GCSE exam results

A-level and GCSE exam results are out very soon, but the pandemic means that things are a little different. So, here’s what you need to know about this year’s results.

The exams and assessments were cancelled this year due to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, most students will still receive grades in time to progress to further study or employment. A-levels results are released on Thursday 13 August; GCSEs on Thursday 20 August.

Earlier today (Wednesday 12 August), the Department for Education announced a “triple lock” on exam results in England this year. Students’ grades will be the highest out of their estimated grades, their mocks and an optional written exam in the autumn – meaning that final results will be no lower than mock exams. All outcomes will hold the same value for universities, colleges and employers.

More information about how estimated grades will be calculated, plus advice about options available if students don’t get the grades they wanted is available on the government’s website.