Teacher-assessed grades and exam results

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything about exams in 2021. GCSE, A-level and vocational exams have been cancelled and your grades will be decided by your teachers and tutors.

On this page, we've got advice and guidance to help with how this affects you.

Changes to grading system

What's happening with exams in 2021?

Following the cancellation of this summer's exams, here's how your grades will be decided, when they will be published and how the appeals system will work.

What's coming next

Download your guide to teacher-assessed grades

Get your free copy of our guide to grades in 2021 and see what's coming next and how to prepare.


Appeals on grades

How to appeal your teacher-assessed grades

Every student has the right to a free appeal on their grades this year. Here's how the system works.

Read more... 

Clearing & Adjustment

Options: finding other university places

Keeping your options open is no bad thing - especially this year. On our Clearing and Adjustment hub, you can read about how to find other university course places.


Btecs and vocational qualifications

How your grades will be decided

Plans for vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) are changing for some, but not for others.


Talk to other students

Forum: hear from students and experts

Our Ucas & Applications forum is where students and Ucas experts meet to discuss uni applications.

Read more or start your own discussion.

GCSE results

When is GCSE results day 2021?

Find out when you'll receive your GCSE grades, as well as what to expect from results day this year.