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