Interpreting Your Results

What grades are available in each qualification?

On your Provisional Statement of Result, you will see a number of grades, letters, and symbols. The following table shows the grades available for each qualification.

GCSE

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

Vocational Qualifications

Level 2, Level 1

CoPE

Level 3

 

Occupational Studies

Level 2

Level 1

Distinction*
Distinction
Merit
Pass

Distinction
Merit
Pass

What does Q/ X/ U Grade mean?

 Q 

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.

 X 

means incomplete results. This could be because requirements of the specification have not been met. Please contact your centre for more details. An X in CoPE means that you were absent.

 U 

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

My name has been mis-spelt on my Provisional Statement of Results. 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.

My GCSE statement of results carries a c* grade in one of my units. What is a c* grade?

Summer 2019 seen the new C* grade awarded for CCEA GCSE specifications (first taught from September 2017). A notional c* grade will be awarded for modular units only. This c* grade is not a final/qualification grade.