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Examination Information

Grade Boundaries:

Pearson: Grade boundaries | Pearson qualifications
AQA: AQA | Exams admin | Results days | Grade boundaries
WJEC: Results, Grade Boundaries and PRS (
City and Guilds Technicals: Resource Hub – Technical Qualifications | City & Guilds (

Understanding grades:

DS* – Distinction star
DS – Distinction
ME – Merit
PA – Pass
MM – Merit Merit
PP – Pass Pass
MP – Merit Pass

Frequently asked questions:

In the first instance, for any queries regarding your grades, please contact your tutor.

Remark fees information – Post results information GCSE and L2.docx

Candidate consent form: ENQUIRIES ABOUT RESULTS AND APPEALS Summer 2023.docx

Free re-marks: If you have received a grade 3 and you are within 3 marks of the grade boundary to grade 4, you will be entitled to a free re-mark. For the Exams team to process this request, please fully complete the candidate consent form and email this to

Exam regulations – Important Exam Information

Before your exams

Below is a selection of information you should read before going into your exams.

JCQ Information for Candidates Documents 2023/24

Information for candidates documents – JCQ Joint Council for Qualifications The JCQ (Joint Qualifications Council) Information for Candidates page contains the rules and regulations to the following:
  • Controlled Assessments
  • Coursework
  • Non-Examination Assessment
  • On-screen tests
  • Privacy Notice
  • Social Media
  • Written Exams

Unauthorised Items

Unauthorised Items-poster (pdf)

Warning to candidates

Warning to Candidates (PDF)

Please ensure you arrive at the exam room 15 minutes prior to the start of your exam and you will need your college ID badge.

Summer Exam timetables are now available to view on Pro monitor

GCSE Results November 2023

If you are a DCG student who sat exams in November of this academic year, please find below some key information on how you will receive your results.

Results dates

GCSE – 8:00am on Thursday 11th January 2024

How to access results

GCSE students, results will be available via the link below from 8:00am on Thursday 11th November 2024 Results link – Please be aware that under NO circumstances will results be given by telephone. If you have any issues with accessing your results you must contact the examination team for assistance.

Pastoral Support and Next Steps

If at any time you need support or you did not get the grades you anticipated, we have a team on hand to offer you emotional support as well as organising careers guidance interviews to discuss your next steps. Please make contact via email if you need support, stating your name and the subject you have been studying and the best method to communicate with you. You can email the pastoral coaches’ on: We are keen to hear about your next steps, have you gained employment? An Apprenticeship? We would like to hear your successes.


If you are unhappy with your results and believe that there may have been an error in the process leading to the issuing of your result, then there are several appeal options that will be open to you. Each of these options has a deadline for application and these deadlines are absolute, the awarding bodies will not receive applications after these dates. The services available to you are: Service 1 clerical re-check – a simple check to ensure that all calculations and administration has been performed correctly Priority service 2 re-mark – this is only available to A-Level and T-Level students, and is where your paper/s will be marked again as a priority by a senior examiner to determine if the original marking was fair and accurate Normal service 2 re-mark – Available to all students and is the same process as the above but not as a priority. Access to scripts – you can request a copy of your script (this is normally released electronically to the centre to forward to you). If these are required to support a decision to review the marking of a paper the deadline is shorter than simply those who want a copy of their script for personal use.

Appeal deadlines:

Service Qualification available to Deadline
Clerical re-check GCSE 08/02/2024
Normal re-mark GCSE 08/02/2024
Priority copy of marked paper: GCSE 19/01/2024
Access to scripts – original marked paper to support teaching and learning GCSE 08/02/2024
All appeal services will carry a cost that you the student will be required to pay. Where errors are found which result in a change to a GRADE for the qualification, these payments will be refunded. More information on the cost will be provided with your results.


Certificates are released to centres following the conclusion of the post results services. This tends to be towards the end of March/beginning of April. These will then be posted to students to the address we hold on our system so please ensure that the college holds an up to date address for you as any replacement of certificates is the responsibility of the student.
If you have an exam related query, please do not hesitate to contact our exams team by email:

How to access  level 3 results for 2023

For A-Level and T-Level students, results will be available from the Joseph Wright centre from 8:00 am on Thursday 17th August 2023. When collecting your results, you will need to bring some form of ID with you which can be your college badge. If you are not available to collect your results in person and want a family member or friend to collect them then you will need to give them a letter of permission signed by you that they will bring on the day. For those that cannot attend the Joseph Wright centre to collect their results, the results will be released via the link below at 10:00am that day. Results link – For BTEC and City and Guilds Technicals, results will be available via the link below from 8:00am. Results link – Please be aware that under NO circumstances will results be given by telephone.  If you have any issues with accessing your results you must contact the examination team for assistance.