CCEA publishes Student and Parent Guide on Post-Results Service for AS level, A level and GCSEs

Published: 07/06/2021, 4:30pm

Today, Monday 7 June, CCEA has published a Student and Parent Guide on its Post-Results Service for all CCEA qualifications, setting out how students can engage with this service.

This year’s Post-Results Service will involve two stages.

The stage 1 Centre Review aims to quickly identify and correct any administrative or procedural errors made by the centre. Crucially, students will be able to request access to all the necessary information so that they can make an informed decision before requesting a review.

If a student remains dissatisfied with the outcome of the school or college’s decision, the next option is to seek a stage 2 appeal to CCEA. This will involve independent reviewers, appointed by CCEA assessing all the information provided in support of an appeal. Students should be aware that grades may move up, down or remain unchanged.

To ensure all students can access the Post-Results Service, CCEA has again taken the decision to waive the cost of the Post-Results Service. Those students awaiting grades to accept university or higher education places, will have their appeals prioritised within the system.

Given the importance of this element of the five-step awarding process, both CCEA and the Department of Education agreed it was necessary to gather stakeholder feedback before agreeing the proposals for this service. To this end, CCEA carried out a public consultation which closed on 20 May and received almost 839 responses from principals and teachers (40.3%); parents (39.3%) and students (20.4%).

Feedback showed that 60.8% of respondents felt satisfied with the grounds for a centre review; 58% felt satisfied with the grounds for an appeal to CCEA and the majority of those who took part in the public consultation felt that the Examination Procedures Review Service (EPRS) is appropriate for reviewing the compliance of CCEA Awarding Organisation with its appeals process.

AS and A Level results will be issued on Tuesday 10 August with GCSE results available on Thursday 12 August. The Post-Results Service will be available immediately on each respective Results Day.

For more information on the alternative awarding arrangements for Summer 2021, visit

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