Exam results day - guidance and tips

Close up of Hands

Below is information to help you support your young person, during exam results day.

* Latest guidance - 19th August 2020:
Update on BTEC grading
(taken from an announcement from Pearson)

'Following Ofqual’s announcement that A Level and GCSE students are to receive Centre Assessment Grades, Pearson have reviewed the impact on BTEC students and taken on board feedback from teachers, schools and colleges.
Following their review and feedback they have decided to apply Ofqual’s principles for students receiving BTECs this summer.

This means they will now be regrading all the following BTECs -
BTEC Level 3 Nationals (2010 QCF and 2016 RQF)
BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Awards
BTEC Level 2 Technicals
BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts

BTEC qualification results have been generally consistent with teacher and learner expectations, but Pearson have become concerned about unfairness in relation to what are now significantly higher outcomes for GCSE and A Levels.

They have confirmed that they will work urgently to reissue these grades and will provide an update as soon as they can.
They want to reassure students that no grades will go down as part of this review'.

Visit the Pearson BTEC learner Q&A to find out more.

* Latest guidance - 19th August 2020:

GOV.UK - GCSE and A level students to receive centre assessment grades

Tips for results day:
Exam results stress: Advice for parents
Ofqual - Feeling stressed about results day
UCAS - Clearing guide for parents