Yep they know the day before, apparently it's so that if there are any big problems there's time to investigate before the student gets their results (for example if someone is getting A*'s all year long and their AS grade and coursework already means they've got an E, and they come out with a U then obviously a mistake has been made), and I guess it helps them prepare for the next morning, how many staff they're going to need to help get students into clearing and such. Pretty sure they're not allowed to tell you though until the day
This thread has really settled my nerves about getting my results...
Am i the only one here getting my results by post? It seems everyone is going into school to get them
Yes. Last year when we got our gcse results, the teachers (not all of them, just the head of the year etc.) already knew the results. If you didn't have at least 25 pts (A*=4,A=3,B=2) then you weren't able to be admitted to sixth form, and everyone who hadn't met the hurdle had the initials of the teachers they would have to see on their envelope. So before they even knew their results, they knew they hadn't got in.