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To help you think through how to plan and manage results day at your centre we have prepared some information and guidance. You should think carefully about what might work best for your centre and candidates.
All candidates will receive their results at the same time, regardless of whether they sat their exams or are receiving school-assessed grades. We have prepared some guidance on our preparing for results day page.
If you work with us through a Cambridge Associate, please contact them directly.
When planning your results day you must make sure that you follow any local or national regulations which are in place due to Covid-19 – your safety and the safety of your colleagues and students is the main priority.
We know that school leaders face a difficult decision about whether or not to invite students in to collect their results in person. It is important to be able to congratulate students on their achievements, to offer support, and to advise them on next steps. However, bringing together groups of young people to collect their results may be challenging.
It is important to think carefully about how best to give your students their results and how you will support them.
If you decide not to invite students into your school on results day:
If you decide to invite some or all students into your centre on results day:
This year, some students sat some or all their exams while others will be receiving school-assessed grades. Clear and simple communication with students and their families is important, to help avoid misunderstanding or confusion.
If you ran exams in June 2021, our usual enquiries about results services are available. To support students and their families, make sure you:
If you submitted school-assessed grades, your students may have extra questions for you.
You may wish to include some or all of the following messages in your communications with students and their families:
You may want to share a reassuring message with students and their families before results day. This could include details about how the school-assessed grades process works, how your centre has approached this task, what will happen on results days in terms of collecting results, and what support will be available for students to discuss results.
The post-results checks available to schools who submitted school-assessed grades for the June 2021 series are different from those available in a normal series.
To support you, we have produced a 'Post-results checks and appeals for the June 2021 series (PDF, 159KB)’ supplement to the Cambridge Handbook. This contains more details about each of the post-results checks, and the two-stage appeals process. Please note, our guidance for schools offering Cambridge Pre-U is slightly different. You can find our guidance for Cambridge Pre-U here (PDF, 119KB).
We have also produced a factsheet to help you explain the Post-Results Checks and Appeals services (PDF, 345KB) we are offering for June 2021 to parents and students.
You can find this guidance, along with all the key dates and deadlines, and more information about post-results checks and appeals, on the Post-results checks and appeals page.
To help you keep up to date, there is lots of information available on our website: