A-level grade boundaries 2020 – ACA, OCR, Pearson, CCEA, WJEC explained

IT'S the moment of truth for students across the UK as A-level results will be released tomorrow – but what are the grade boundaries?

Here we explain what your grades mean, and how each exam board gives their marks.

Have the A-level grade boundaries been released?

Grade boundaries will be published tomorrow (Thursday, August 13, 2020) from 8am and are available on each exam board's website.

This is the same day as A-level results day, when pupils can receive their marks.

These boundaries show the minimum number of marks that students need for each grade.

The grade boundaries were normally released online the day before candidates received their GCSE and A-level results, but was changed to the same day.

TES reported that the decision to delay the publication of the grade boundaries was to prevent students from becoming overly anxious about their results and panicking that they would not achieve the necessary grade.

Each exam board has its own grade boundary.

How can I see the grade boundaries?

The grade boundaries can be found on their websites below.

  • AQA
  • OCR
  • Pearson
  • CCEA
  • WJEC

What time does Ucas update on results day?

Ucas is a service that allows students to follow their university application online.

The Track became available from 8am on Thursday, August 1, 2020, updating records for each applicant.

Students do not see their A-level results through the service, instead they receive them from their school or college.

Despite the myth, Track does not update at midnight before the release of the results.

What should you do if you miss out?

Advisers will be on hand for the expected influx of thousands of learners who receive unexpected results and need support and guidance on what to do next.

If you’ve received your exam results (A-levels, GCSEs, Scottish Highers and Standards) and need advice on what to do next, call the Exam Results Helpline for free, independent advice on 0800 100 900.

This can provide information on appeals, complaints, or what your next steps may be once you’ve received your results.

What is Clearing?

Students are able to use Clearing to find out what courses still have places remaining.

If students have not been successful with their first preference, they are able to search for a course against the subject they are interested in, or the university they want to head to.

When is GCSE results day 2020?

GCSE results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and GCSE equivalent technical qualifications will be sent to schools or colleges electronically on Thursday, August 20.

This year will be the third time the numbers-based grading system will be used, with English and maths students getting a score from 1-9 rather than U-A*.


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