Getting your exam results is a big deal and you may be feeling uncertain over what to expect. The impact of coronavirus on schools and colleges means that A-Levels and GCSE grades will be based on Teacher Assessed Grades, instead of exam results. 

When will I get my results?

You will receive your results on Results Day:

GCSE / Level 2 Vocational Thursday 12 August 2021
A Levels / Level 3 Vocational Tuesday 10 August 2021

Varies by awarding body

GCSE November Resits Thursday 13 January 2022


How will I get my results?

Newbury College students should receive their exam results by email to their college email address on or before Results Day.

For Year 11 and Year 13 students at school, your school should have already contacted you with instructions on accessing your results.

You should NOT go to the College to collect your results.

If you have not received your grades by the end of the Results Day, you should contact your school/college.

For issues accessing your college email, please contact IT Support on 01635 845244.

How were my grades calculated?

Teachers have used a range of evidence, which includes assessments, coursework and other work completed as part of your course.

Exam boards have also published guidance for teachers on how grades should be determined. Use the Ofqual Summer 2021 Qualification Explainer Tool for more information on the evidence used to provide Teacher Assessed Grades.


What do my grades mean?

The grading system for GCSEs changed in 2017. Please see the chart below to compare the new grades against the previous scale. 

Exam grades old new


What if my grades are not what I expected?

Your actual grades may be higher or lower than you expected. It is important to understand how this might affect your choices and the options available to you. Whether you have just missed the mark or exceeded your own expectations, there are many ways to access your chosen career through both further and higher education. Please arrange a 1:1 with a member of our careers team to discuss your options, or call us on 01635 845000.

Appealing results

If you are concerned that a grade you have received at Newbury College is wrong, our  pdf Assessment Appeals Procedure (306 KB) provides information on how to appeal. Please read this carefully so you are aware of the grounds required to appeal, complete the  document Appeal Request Form (53 KB)  and send a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you received your grades at school or another provider, please contact them for information on how to appeal.

Find out more about appealing in the JCQ Guidance 2021.

Going to another college or university?

If your chosen course is with another college or university, you may be able to go through 'clearing'. Clearing is how some universities and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. Our careers advisers can help you to understand the clearing process.

For more information on clearing, visit the UCAS website.


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