Understanding your GCSE results slip

It's what you've been waiting for - GCSE results. Finally they're in your sweaty hands. You look at the slip... but what does it all mean? Here's a quick visual guide to a typical GCSE results slip. 

GCSE exam slip

Key

1

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 Each course has a separate code
3 The equivalent of an A
4 The spoken language element of GCSE English is given a grade - distinction, merit, pass or not classified
5 This is a 'standard pass' and equivalent to a grade C
6  Combined Science counts as two GCSEs so you will receive two grades, they will either be the same or within one grade of each other
7 This grade represents a 'strong pass'
8 A grade 9 is the top grade -  higher than an A*. Roughly the top 20% of those who achieve a 7 or above will be awarded this grade

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