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This section provides information regarding results including grade boundaries and guides to results. It also includes information about post-results services and appeals.

L Results and Grade Boundaries

Results are issued electronically to centres via our secure website and by EDI on the day before publication of results day. Further information about results and what to expect on results day is available in our Guide to Results documents, linked to below.

Results 2020

Grade boundaries are the minimum number of marks needed to achieve each grade. Whilst exam papers are written to the same level of difficulty, they do vary each year. Grade boundaries ensure that whenever the exam is sat, students receive the same grade for the same level of performance.For unitised specifications, grade boundaries are expressed on a Uniform Mark Scale (UMS). UMS grade boundaries remain the same every year as the range of UMS mark percentages allocated to a particular grade does not change. UMS grade boundaries are published at overall subject and unit level.For linear specifications, a single grade is awarded for the overall subject, rather than for each component/unit that contributes towards the overall grade. Grade boundaries are published on results day.The 'notional' grade boundaries for each component are also available. Component boundaries are 'notional' and intended only as a guide, they are not official grades.Current grade boundaries are available here.Grade boundaries for past examinations are held on the 'Results Statistics' area of our website.

SERIES

QUALIFICATION

RESTRICTED RELEASE TO CENTRES

PUBLICATION OF RESULTS DATE

November 2019

GCSE

00:01 hrs - Wednesday 15 January 2020

06:00 hrs -Thursday 16 January 2020

January 2020

GCSE
Entry Pathways
Applied Certificates and Diplomas
Iaith ar Waith
Skills Challenge Certificate - Welsh Baccalaureate Key Stage 4 and Advanced

00:01 hrs - Wednesday 4 March 2020

06:00 hrs - Thursday 5 March 2020

May 2020

Entry Pathways

00:01 hrs - Wednesday 1 July 2020

06:00 hrs - Thursday 2 July 2020

June 2020

A level, AS
Applied Certificates and Diplomas
Skills Challenge Certificate - Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced
Extended Project
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

00:01 hrs - Wednesday 12 August 2020

06:00 hrs - Thursday 13 August 2020

June 2020

GCSE
Vocational Awards and Certificates
Entry Level
Iaith ar Waith
Pathways - Modern Foreign Languages
Skills Challenge Certificate - Welsh Baccalaureate: Key Stage 4, Post 16 Foundation and National.

00:01 hrs - Wednesday 19 August 2020

06:00 hrs - Thursday 20 August 2020

L Post-Results Services

Following the publication of results for each examination series, WJEC offers a range of post-results services including:

Clerical re-check - a re-check of clerical procedures leading to the issue of a result

Post-results review of marking - a review of the original marking to ensure that the agreed mark scheme has been applied correctly

Access to scripts – an electronic version of the script, either as a priority or non-priority service

Post-results review of moderation

Advice and guidance is available in the following documents:

WJEC Guide to Post Results Services

WJEC Post Results Services Fees and Deadlines

WJEC Quick Guide to Post Results Services

JCQ Post Results Services

WJEC follows the same procedures in January as the JCQ procedures for the June and November series.

If you wish to submit an application for a review or apply for access to scripts, centres can do this online via WJEC's secure website.

If private candidates have concerns about their examination results and wish to make an application for a review or if they wish to apply for access to scripts, they should contact their entering centre for advice. Private candidates may also apply to WJEC directly by requesting an application form from prsresults@wjec.co.uk

L Appeals

WJEC follows the JCQ processes on appeals as documented in the JCQ 'Guide to the awarding bodies' appeals processes'.

Our 'Appeals – A guide for centres' document outlines WJEC's processes for appeals concerning enquiries about results, malpractice, access arrangements, special consideration and other examination and assessment administrative decisions.


During the Examinations

For help and guidance to examinations officers on issues and potential difficulties which can occur during each examination series, please refer to our During the Examinations page.

Examinations during severe weather conditions and periods of disruption

Post-Results Services

Information on Post-Results Services can be found on our Post-Results Services web page.

Grade Boundary Information

To view previous grade boundary information, please follow this link.

Timetables

WJEC Final and provisional timetables can be found on our Key Dates and Timetables page.

Past papers and mark schemes

Free past papers;for each subject are now available. You can also find them on each qualification page in the 'Related Documents' section.

We have revised our publication policy to allow schools and colleges to use past papers, mark schemes and examiner reports as internal resources before they are available to all.

Errors in Question Papers

If you are concerned about errors in question papers, more information can be found on our Errors in Question Papers page.

Malpractice and Whistle-blowing

If you believe that you have witnessed malpractice in examinations or assessments, please review the information on our malpractice page and contact us immediately.