Results Day: Information on Grading and Remarks

Share article posted on July 25, 2017


There’s not long to go before this year’s A level results are released on Thursday 17 August 2017. We’re hoping that everyone gets the results they want, but if not, don’t panic. Westminster Tutors has proven experience at helping retake students improve on their grades. Last year, our retake students improved by an average of 1.7 grades!

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How can I get my A level results?

Westminster Tutors will be open from 9am to give results to students, who can come into the college, call or email in for their results. As well as an overall grade, you will receive a breakdown of your individual unit marks.

What your A level results mean

After your papers are marked, your raw marks are converted to UMS (Uniform Mark Scale) scores and these are added up to calculate your overall grade. In order to be awarded an A* grade, you need to achieve an overall A grade for the A level and at least 90% UMS across your A2 units. Below you can find the UMS mark grade boundaries.

Most A level qualifications have a maximum UMS of 400:

320/400 = A
280/400 = B
240/400 = C
200/400 = D
160/400 = E

Maths and old specification science A levels have a maximum UMS of 600:

480/600 = A
420/600 = B
360/600 = C
300/600 = D
240/600 = E

Enquiries about results

Exam papers go through a thorough marking process, but if you feel that your grade is wrong, you may request a review of the mark. If you are only a few UMS points away from the grade you need, then it may be worth thinking about getting a re-mark, but be aware that a re-mark can result in the mark going up, staying the same or even going down.

Review of marking

If you have a university place resting on a particular grade, you should request a priority review of marking, which needs to be made by 24 August. Standard re-marks need to be made by 21 September.

Access to scripts

If you don't need to meet a university offer, there is time for you to request a copy of your paper to decide whether or not it is worth getting it re-marked. The deadline for requests is 7 September.