When is results day 2024? GCSE and A-Level dates for your calendar

 (Gareth Fuller / PA)
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Students across the country are finally taking their GCSE exams, marking the start of exam season.

For many, exam results signpost what decisions they can make about their next steps, from what subjects they can study for AS to what university or further education programmes they can enroll in.

Here’s everything that you need to know about the highly anticipated A-Level and GCSE results days.

When is GCSE Results Day 2024?

GCSE students will find out their results on Thursday, August 22, 2024.

The average pupil takes eight GCSEs, centered around core subjects of maths, English, and science, as well as electives that cover a range of topics, from modern languages to physical education.

Grades fall between A* and E, with a U also possible for ‘unclassified’. Anything above a C is classed as a pass.

Students will also receive results for Level 3 VTQs on or before August 15 and will receive results for Level 2 VTQs on or before August 22, 2024.

Schools will usually receive results the day before, with students being able to pick them up in person from their school.

For those who can’t, schools will usually organise a way to inform students of results via post or phone call. This should be discussed with individual schools.

When is A-Level Results Day 2024?

AS level, A-level, and T Level results day will take place on August 15.

These exams decide the future of many young people, with admissions to university and other further education or work opportunities often hinging on provisional grades for these exams.

If a student doesn’t get the required grades, they need to pursue their preferred next steps, such as options like clearing, where undersubscribed university courses are available for lower grades than usual.

On average, people get 2.6 A-levels in the UK, meaning that people usually get two or three qualifications each.