Understanding your GCSE results slip

It's what you've been waiting for – GCSE results. Finally they're in your trembling hands and you can finally see what grades you got... but what does it all mean? Here's a quick visual guide to a typical GCSE results slip. 

GCSE results 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 A grade 7 is the equivalent of an A
4 The spoken language element of GCSE English is given a grade – distinction, merit, pass or not classified
5 A grade 4 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 A grade 5 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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