Understanding your A-level results slip

Students on results day

What to expect on results day

Opening your A-level results envelope is a big moment. There will be a slip with your grades on it... but what does it look like, and what does it all mean?

Here's what a typical A-level results slip looks like:


Candidate Number - used by individual exam centres to identify candidates

ULN: Unique Learning Number - used to store all your educational records and never shared with anyone without your permission. 

UCI: Unique Candidate Identifier - used to track your results during a modular course

2 GCE refers to AS- or A-level. If there is more than one specification in a subject they will be labelled A, B etc.
3 Each course and each exam has a separate code
4 The important one! Your overall grade
5 Exact marks for the new courses will be reported to your school. Since there were no exams in 2021, exam boards will only be issuing the qualification grades
6 Practical skills which are assessed as part of the new science specifications but don't count towards your grade

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