A-LEVEL results will be released today (August 13) after major disruptions to the academic year caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
So can you appeal your results and how long does a remark take?
A-Level results will be ready from 8am BST.
No exams could take place this year due to the coronavirus lockdown causing school closures.
Most students will have their grades calculated from information supplied by their place of education.
Officials have been clear that students will not be disadvantaged by the unforeseen circumstances caused by the pandemic.
Ofqual advises you first speak to your school or college to understand on what basis you can and can’t appeal your results.
Only your school or college can submit an appeal on your behalf.
You can ask your school or college to check whether it made an error when submitting your centre assessment grade or your position in the rank order.
If your school or college does think it made a mistake, it can submit an appeal to the exam board, but it must be supported by clear evidence that an error had been made.
Your school or college can appeal to an exam board on your behalf if it believes the exam board used the wrong data when calculating grades or incorrectly communicated the grades calculated.
Schools were meant to submit the grades it believes you were most likely to achieve if exams had gone ahead.
You can’t appeal your grade because you don’t agree with the centre assessment grade or rank order position submitted by your school or college.
If you’d like an opportunity to improve your grade, you can choose to sit exams in the autumn series instead.
Appeal exams will be undertaken in October for AS and A-Level modules.
If you choose to take exams in the autumn or next summer and achieve a
different grade from the grade you received this summer, you will be able to use the higher of the two grades to show to universities, colleges and employers in future.
You can also contact the Exam Results Helpline for independent advice on alternative options on 0800 100 900.
This can provide information on appeals, complaints, or what your next steps may be once you’ve received your results.
You can also request a review of marking or moderation by the exam boards – see GOV.UK’s guide for regulating A-levels.
Post-results services are offered by exam boards such as AQA, which accounts for around half of all A-levels awarded in the UK each year, from A-level results day onwards.
You can request a review of your marks up to the Monday, September 21, deadline for 2020 entry, despite universities beginning to confirm places on courses from the end of August.
However, there’s no grade protection for marking reviews, meaning your marks and subject grades could be lowered, confirmed or raised following the review.
If your school or college is unhappy with the outcome of the process, it can appeal this decision through Ofqual’s Examination Procedures Review Service.
A-level remarks can take up to 22 days to remark although there is uncertainty surrounding time frames for this year.
However, if your results don’t reach your uni or college choices by 7 September, they may offer you a deferred place for the following year.
You can ask your university to defer your place for a year if you don’t already hold a deferred offer.
This can technically be done up until the start date.
While many universities will agree to this, if they don’t, you could choose to withdraw your application for this year and then reapply when the process begins for the next student intake.
It’s recommended you keep the university informed of your plans, as there’s a better chance they’ll reserve the place for you.
Make sure you send them your results by August 31.