Results in summer 2022 – your frequently asked questions
As your learners receive their results this summer, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Take a look at the information below to find out answers to your top queries about results.
- External assessment results will be available in the NCFE Portal on the published day of results release from midnight.
- The timetable for results release dates for V Certs, CACHE qualifications and reformed Functional Skills paper-based external assessments can be found in our external assessment timetable.
- Results slips can be generated for printing if required from the Portal. For support with this please see our Portal User Guide.
- Our Reformed Functional Skills online external assessments are on-demand, meaning there are no published results release dates. Our Functional Skills results service is super-fast, which means you're not left waiting around, with a 6 working days turnaround from Spring 2020.
In order to manage high levels of traffic on our Portal, owing to the volume of results released, we’ve temporarily deployed a queuing system. The message advises you of the waiting time for being able to access the Portal via the standard login page. Thank you for your patience.
- We’ve continued to provide adaptations this year and we’re confident that the mitigations we’ve put in place have enabled learners to complete and gain the appropriate knowledge and skills to progress, without compromising the validity of the qualification.
- Given the disruption of the past 2 years, we should expect that this summer’s results will look different, despite exams and assessments taking a big step towards normality.
- In awarding, as per Ofqual guidance, we’ve awarded overall grades that are right for this very specific year of assessment, taking account of the expectations set for grading general qualifications where possible. This also applies to T Levels.
- Grades for vocational and technical qualifications taken in schools and colleges will be based on outcomes from a range of assessments. Many learners will have carried forward a result based on teacher assessed grades (TAGs) for units that were assessed last summer. Some may also have centre assessed grades (CAGs) from summer 2020. We’ll use these, plus other assessments taken during a learner’s course of study, when determining grades.
- Further information can be found in Ofqual’s guidance blog.
- Learners who want to improve an external assessment result may want to re-sit in 2022-23, and our external assessment timetable can be found on our website. Additional assessment opportunities (eg third window) will not be available next year, however the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual have confirmed that for performance table qualifications (PTQs), there will be an additional resit opportunity (“two resits”) for external assessments.
- The “two resit” rule applies to external assessments for Key Stage 5, 16-18 performance table Applied General, Tech Level and Technical Certificate qualifications approved for 2022, 2023 and 2024. For Key Stage 4 performance tables, the “two resit” rule applies to Technical Awards counted in the 2022 and 2023 tables only.
- Assessment opportunities where learners have received results based on teacher assessed grades (TAGs) and centre assessed grades (CAGs) do not count towards these resit opportunities. The highest achieved grade will stand across all submissions, regardless of whether these are CAGs, TAGs or assessments and resits undertaken under normal circumstances.
We understand that there are times when a learner or centre feels that a result is variance with their reasonable expectations. An enquiry about the result can be submitted by a centre on behalf of the learner (with their consent), however before doing so, please ensure you’re familiar with our Enquiries about Results and Assessment Decisions Policy.
If your learner has a status of partial this means not all units/components have been completed to gain a full certificate, please check in the Results screen in the Portal that you have claimed all required units/components. Please note we do not provide overall certificates for T Level Technical Qualifications.
The highest achieved grade will stand across all submissions, regardless of whether these are centre assessed grades (CAGs), teacher assessed grades (TAGs) or assessments and resits undertaken under normal circumstances.