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The Covid-19 pandemic has continued to disrupt teaching and learning this year, and we understand that this has caused a great deal of uncertainty for students and their families worldwide.
The safety of Cambridge students has been our top priority, as well as enabling them to progress with their education in the fairest way possible. For many Cambridge students, this has meant sitting exams in June 2021. In countries where government directives meant that exams could not take place, we switched from exams to school-assessed grades.
No matter which route you took in June 2021, you will receive a fair and recognised grade from Cambridge International.
To help you understand your results, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions below.
June 2021 results will all be released at the same time, regardless of whether students sat exams or are receiving school-assessed grades*.
For more details, see our Help pages.
Our example statement of results (PDF, 179KB) explains what you can expect to see on results day. If you have any questions about your results, you should speak to your school.
*Dates of results release may be different in countries where Cambridge is the national examination system and administered by a public body, such as a ministry of education. Students in these countries should contact their school to find out when they will receive their results.
If you have questions about your results, please speak to the exams officer at your school in the first instance. They should be able to answer your questions or find out more information for you.
Yes. Your examined grade has the same value as a school-assessed grade. The approach we have taken means that students who have taken examinations will not be systematically advantaged or disadvantaged compared to those who are following the school-assessed grade route.
If you are unhappy with your exam result(s) then you must speak to your exams officer and relevant subject teacher at your school in the first instance. They will be able to support you and tell you what options might be available.
Yes. We will be running exams in November 2021 where it is safe to do so. For countries, or regions within countries, where government directives mean that exams cannot take place, we plan to use school-assessed grades instead of exams.
You should speak to your school if you are interested in taking exams in a later series. If you or your parents have any further questions, please contact your school in the first instance.
As you are in a country, or a region of a country, where exams could not take place, we switched to an approach using school-assessed grade
We are not applying any algorithm or formula to the grades to standardise them in any way. Each grade will reflect the level of achievement that each student has demonstrated, as evidenced by their work.
Yes. Your school-assessed grade has the same value as an examined grade. The approach we have taken means that students who have taken examinations will not be systematically advantaged or disadvantaged compared to those who are following the school-assessed grade route.
If you are not happy with your result, you can find out more about the options available to you in this factsheet (PDF, 345KB).
If you would like to apply for a post-results check or appeal, you must discuss this with your school. We will not be able to accept any requests for post-results checks directly from students, their parents or legal guardians - all requests must come through your school.
We continue to work with universities, so they can make informed admission and credit decisions. Universities will evaluate applications fairly from all students whether their work is assessed by exams or by teacher assessment.
Universities understand our approach and have assured us that they will be as fair as possible, and continue to be flexible and responsive to Cambridge students so that they can progress to further study and succeed once at university.