This year will be the first time since before the coronavirus pandemic that students will receive grades based on public exams taken earlier this year.
Some experts have predicted that results will be lower than in 2020 and 2021 when grades were decided through teacher assessment and predicted grades, due to not being able to run exams throughout the pandemic.
Grades are expected, however, to be higher than in 2019 as some leniency has been given due to the disruption in learning caused by the pandemic.
So, when is GCSE results day in 2022? Here’s everything you need to know about GCSE results day this year, and information on how you can appeal your grades.
When is GCSE results day in 2022?
GCSE students across Newcastle will be able to find out their grades from 8am on Thursday 25 August 2022.
How can I appeal my GCSE results?
Students who are unhappy with their results can request that the exam board review the marking of their exams.
A UK Government spokesperson gave advice on how you can appeal your grade at both private and state schools.
The spokesperson said: “If you’re a private candidate you can contact the exam board directly, or contact the school or college that submitted your exam entry.
“You may have to pay a fee if you ask for a review and your grade is not changed as a result. Check with your school or college before they contact the exam board.
“The exam board will check your work for marking mistakes. Your mark may change if they find any.
“If your mark changes your overall grade may also change. Your new grade could be higher or lower than the original.”
If you feel there has still been an error, you can ask your school to appeal the grade on your behalf.
The spokesperson added: “The exam board will then look at your work again and decide if your mark or grade needs correcting.
“If you think the exam board did not handle your appeal properly, you can request a review from Ofqual.”
How are GCSE exams graded?
The GCSE grading system changed from letters to numbers in 2018, with an A* being replaced with the number one.
The equation from letters to numbers isn’t a straight swap, but the grading is outlined below.
Numbers seven to nine are equivalent to A and A*
Four, five and six are grades B and C.
A one to three grade is roughly equivalent to the old grades of D down to G.
Can I resit my GCSE exams?
If you resit an exam it will take place the following year i.e. if appealing a 2022 result you will resit the exam in 2023.
In order to begin the process of retaking your exam you will need to get in touch with your school who can give you advice on how to proceed.