Interpreting Your Results

2.2 What grades are available in each qualification?

On your Provisional Statement of Results you will see a selection of letters, numbers and symbols used to denote your grade. The following table shows the grades available for each qualification.

GCE A Level

A*, A, B, C, D, E, U, X

GCE AS Level

A, B, C, D, E, U, X

GCE A Double Award

A*A*, A*A, AA, AB, BB, BC, CC, CD, DD, DE, EE, U, X

GCE AS Double Award

AA, AB, BB, BC, CC, CD, DD, DE, EE, U, X


Level 3, U, X


A*, A, B, C*, C, D, E, F, G, U, X

GCSE Double Award Science

A*A*, A*A, AA, AB, BB, BC*, C*C*, C*C, CC, CD, DD, DE, EE, EF, FF, FG, GG, U, X

Vocational Qualifications

Level 2, Level 1, LNA (Level not Achieved)

Occupational Studies

Level 2

Level 1

Distinction* L2
Distinction L2
Merit L2
Pass L2

Distinction L1
Merit L1
Pass L1

2.3 What does Q, U or X Grade mean?


means query. There may be circumstances when your results are incomplete because of a query over some or all of your results. If this is the case, a Q will be reported on your provisional statement of Results until the query is investigated and resolved. Once a query is resolved, you will be issued with an updated result.


means incomplete results. This could be because requirements of the specification have not been met, or you were fully absent for all units/components within a qualification.


means ungraded. This means you have not reached the minimum standard required to achieve a grade in the qualification or have zero marks. This result will not be recorded on your certificate.

2.4 My name has been mis-spelt on my statement of result. Can I get this changed?

Yes. Please ask the Examinations Officer at your centre to contact our Entries section to make this change. It is essential that your Examinations Officer contacts us as soon as possible before the certificates are issued. After your certificate is issued it may not be possible to change the name on it.