Use our guide to get to grips with your GCSE results slip
Finally, it's the moment you've been waiting for – GCSE results day.
You're holding your results in your hands and you can actually see what grades you achieved – but what does it all mean? Here's a quick visual guide to a typical GCSE results slip.
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|
More useful links:
- All our GCSE results day articles
- What to expect on GCSE results day
- Ask a question about GCSEs
- What can you do after GCSEs?