Results for summer 2021 exams will be issued in the same week this year:
- Tuesday 10 August - AS/A Levels, Extended Project, Core Maths, FSMQ and Cambridge Technicals
- Thursday 12 August - GCSEs, Entry Level and Cambridge Nationals
Please note that our Cambridge Technicals Level 2 and Level 3 results may be given out to students from 9 August.
Our getting your results page has more information, including example results slips.
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has created a useful timeline about grades for students.
Waiting for your exam results can be very stressful, and this year’s wait might be even more so than usual. What should you do if you don’t do as well as you had hoped? Read our five top tips for results day.
Your school or college may generate a combined results slip with the results of all the different awarding bodies.
Alternately they may use results slips from each awarding body. We produce results slips like the example shown below.
Cambridge Technicals Grades
Cambridge Technicals are awarded on the following grade scales:
Cambridge Technicals Award
Cambridge Technicals Certificate, Extended Certificate and Introductory Diploma
Cambridge Technicals Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma and Diploma
- Distinction* Distinction*
- Distinction* Distinction
- Distinction Distinction
- Distinction Merit
- Merit Merit
- Merit Pass
- Pass Pass
Cambridge Technicals Extended Diploma
- Distinction* Distinction* Distinction*
- Distinction* Distinction* Distinction
- Distinction* Distinction Distinction
- Distinction Distinction Distinction
- Distinction Distinction Merit
- Distinction Merit Merit
- Merit Merit Merit
- Merit Merit Pass
- Merit Pass Pass
- Pass Pass Pass
Candidates who fail to reach the minimum standard will be unclassified (U). Only subjects in which the grades shown above are attained will be recorded on certificates.
Short Version of Grades
If you are given a results slip generated from your school's system, it may have a short version of grades for larger Cambridge Technicals, these can be found below
|Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma and Diploma||Extended Diploma|
|D*D* = D1
D*D = D2
DD = DD
DM = DM
MM = MM
MP = MP
PP = PP
|D*D*D* = D1
D*D*D = D2
D*DD = D3
DDD = D4
DDM = D5
DMM = D6
MMM = M1
MMP = M2
MPP = M3
PPP = P1
Teacher assessed grades for Year 12 (Year 13 in Northern Ireland)
Your school/college may have claimed a smaller qualification for you this year before you complete your main qualification in 2021/22.
The result for the smaller qualification does not limit the grade you can get at the end of the course.
If the result is not what you expected, talk to your teachers, however the grade does not limit you to certain results when you complete your course. A Cambridge Technical overall result can be a mixture of Passes, Merits and Distinctions at unit level. For example, you do not require all Distinctions at unit level for an overall Distinction.