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Exam results 2020 FAQs

When will I get my exam results and how will I receive them?
The latest dates results will be released are on the following dates:
We will send all of these out to you by post.

Awarding organisation/qualificationResults date
AIM Awards (ACCESS to HE)13/07/2020
AQA (GCSEs)20/08/20
City and Guilds (ESOL)End  of July
City and Guilds (Technicals)Level 2 20/08/20
Level 3 13/08/20
CILExNo dates given
Functional Skills31/07/2020
GatewayNo dates given
NCFELevel 2 20/08/20
Level 3 13/08/20
Pearson (BTEC)Level 2 20/08/20 (on hold until further notice from Pearson)
Level 3 13/08/20
Pearson (Functional Skills)End of July
Pearson (GCSEs)20/08/20

For the following qualifications we will aim to send your provisional results by email. This will be followed by a paper copy in the post. We will also send a text to let you know that we have sent the email. 

The dates below are the latest that results will be released.

  • BTEC Level 3 – Delayed to Thursday 13 August 2020
  • City & Guilds Level 3 – sent by email 5 August 2020 at 3pm.
  • BTEC Level 2 – Thursdays 20 August 2020 (on hold until further notice from Pearson. Please see our statement about BTEC results).
  • GCSE Level 2 – Thursday 20 August 2020
  • City & Guilds Level 2 – Thursday 20 August 2020

What time can I expect to receive my results?

  • We will send emails as soon as possible on the day of the results and at the latest by 5pm. It may take longer for some emails to arrive than others.
  • If you haven’t received your results please check your spam or junk folders in your email.
  • If you have previously unsubscribed from receiving emails from Leicester College, you will not receive your results by email.
  • Paper copies will be sent by post.

What if I don’t receive my results?
If you do not receive results in the post, please contact the Exam’s team on 0116 224 2240, then enter extension number 8028. If you have previously unsubscribed from receiving emails from Leicester College, you will not receive results by email.

Do I have the option to collect my results in person?
No, all results will be issued via email and/or post to your home address.

Will I still get a certificate for my results?
Yes. Once the certificates are received from the awarding organisations and have been processed by the College, they will be sent to your home address by post.

Who should I talk to for advice or support around my results?

  • If you would like to talk to a careers advisor please complete the online contact request form which can be found here and someone will get in touch with you.
  • If you have taken maths and/or English GCSE and would like to talk to your tutor or someone from that subject area please complete the Maths & English form below.

    Maths & English contact form

  • For all other subjects, if you would like to talk to your lecturer or someone from your subject area please complete our contact form.
  • The government has produced a student guide to post-16 qualification results.

Do 2020 grades hold less value than previous years?
No, these grades hold exactly the same value as previous years and will be accepted as before in both work and further/higher education.

Will these grades be accepted in all places of education?
Yes. Your results will be certificated in the same way as in previous years and hold the same value.

How was my grade calculated?

We submitted centre assessed grades (CAGs) for GCSEs for each student. CAGs are the grade that we believe that students would most likely have achieved in their exams. These have been moderated by the exam boards to ensure the same standard is applied to all students across all schools and colleges. Students will be awarded either their CAG or the exam boards moderated grade, whichever is higher.

Are students just awarded their predicated grades?
No, your grades will be calculated based on a range of evidence including general performance in assessments throughout the course and mock exams. Schools and Colleges ranked students in order of performance and awarding bodies completed a statistical standardisation process.

Can I appeal my results?
Results can only be appealed by students on the grounds that a centre did not behave with care or integrity when determining assessment grades. This should be discussed with your teacher in the first instance. You are entitled to sit the exam in the autumn term should you disagree with the result allocated. Contact your teacher to discuss and arrange this.

You can find more information in the College’s Learning and Assessment Policy. Ofqual has also published a student guide to appeals.

Awarding organisationAppeal Process Link
AIM Awards (ACCESS to HE)Website link – Deadline 27/7/20
AQA (GCSEs)Website link
City and Guilds (ESOL)No Appeal info published
City and Guilds (Technicals)No Appeal info published
CILExNo Appeal info published
GatewayWebsite link
NCFEWebsite link
Pearson (BTEC)Website link – further info to follow
Pearson (Functional Skills)No Appeal info published
Pearson (GCSEs)Website link

What if I am a student with special considerations?
Special considerations for students were reviewed as part of the calculated grading process.

I’ve passed but think I can do better, am I able to resit?
Sitting the exam in the autumn term is possible for some subjects such as GCSE. Please contact your lecturer, using the form at the bottom of the page, who can talk to you about your options.

When does enrolment start?
Enrolment starts on 20 August 2020. Please see our enrolment page for information.

Can I talk to a careers advisor?
Yes. Our independent careers advisors are working throughout the exam period. You can request a call back by completing the form on the careers page. You can also find advice from the government about what to do next.

Can I still apply for a place at Leicester College for September?
Yes. We are still accepting applications for courses starting in September. Take a look at the courses.