Frequently asked questions about IGCSE exam results

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When/where can I get my results?

CIE releases exam results in January (following the November exam series) and August (June exam series). Your school / exam centre will tell you when your results will be available and how you will receive them. You might need to go to your school / exam centre to collect your results, or your school might give you a password so that you can view your results on CIE’s secure website.

November 2016 results release for International schools
For Cambridge IGCSE & Cambridge O Level qualifications, results will be released to schools from 06.00 GMT on 17 January 2017. Schools may release results to candidates straight away.

November 2016 results release for UK schools
For Cambridge IGCSE & Cambridge O Level qualifications, results will be released to schools from 06.00 GMT on 17 January 2017. Schools may release results to candidates straight away.

Please contact your school for information about receiving your results.

Results for private candidates

If you are a private candidate you will need to contact the exams officer at the school / exam centre where you have taken your exams.

Can students view their results online?

Cambridge has created the Candidate Results website, which candidates can use to view their results online.

Login details for the Candidate Results Website are issued by Cambridge Schools. If you were not issued with login details or have lost them, please contact the Examinations Officer at your school / exam centre. CIE is unable to assist if you lose your login details.

How do I find out my exam results?

All Cambridge students should contact the examinations officer at their school / exam centre for information on results. CIE is unable to inform students of their results directly.

I have lost the username and password for the Candidates Results website. Can you issue them to me directly?

Login details for the Candidate Results website are issued by Cambridge schools. If you were not issued with login details or have lost them, please contact the exams officer at your school.

Important information:
The Candidate Results website is administered by schools and not by CIE, so CIE is unable to assist if you lose your login details.


I have received X on Result/ No Result/ Pending, what does this mean?

For each qualification these indicate that a result cannot be issued because of absence for the whole or part of the examination in the syllabus or because of a decision not to issue a result for some other reason.

The exams officer at your school will be able to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the exam process including your examination results, certificates and results enquiries.

Please read more on what are the IGCSE grading means HERE.

How do I submit an enquiry about results?

Cambridge cannot accept enquiries about results directly from candidates or parents but if you speak to the exams officer at your school / exam centre, they will be able to help you.

All answers to general queries about “enquiries about results” can be found HERE. Download A Guide to Enquiries About Results and Appeals to know more about the processes.

I deserve a better grade than the one I was awarded. What can I do?

The exams officer at your school / exam centre will be able to help you so please contact them for further information. They will be able to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the exam process including your exam results and certificates.

When will I get my hard copy Statement of Results?

Schools outside the UK will be sent hard copy Statements of Results in late August for June series, and in late January for November series.

UK schools no longer receive hard copy Statements of Results, but can download electronic copies from the CIE Direct homepage when results are released online. Six weeks after results release, Statements of Results will be removed from the CIE Direct homepage. To access them you will need to log in to CIE Direct, visit the ‘Administer Exams’ section and click on the ‘File Transfers’ tab.

If your school is in the UK, your exams officer will be able to provide you with a print-out of your statement of results. If you have any further questions, please speak to the exams officer at your school.

Missing and/or Incorrect Statements of Results

What should schools do if their Statement of Results are missing?

If your school is outside the UK, hard copy Statements of Results will be despatched in late August. If you do not receive your Statements of Results, please email info(@)cie(dot)org(dot)uk with your Centre number in the subject line. If your Centre is in the UK, you will not receive hard copy statements of results. You can download statements from the CIE Direct homepage or from your MIS package when results are released online. Six weeks after results release, Statements of Results will be removed from the CIE Direct homepage. To access them you will need to log in to CIE Direct, visit the ‘Administer Exams’ section and click on the ‘File Transfers’ tab. Please contact CIE if your statements are not available to download.

What should schools do if the information on the Statement of Results is incorrect?

Schools should contact CIE immediately with details of any errors in school or candidate names on Statements of Results, so that the required amendments can be made before final certificates are issued. An administrative fee is payable on requests for name amendments received after the following dates:

– 15 September for the June examination series
– 14 February for the November examination series

When will certificates be issued?

Certificates will be sent to Cambridge schools by the middle of October for June series, and by the middle of March for November series. If you have any further questions, please speak to the exams officer at your school / exam centre.

The school name will not appear on certificates issued to private candidates.

My university will not accept the provisional results provided by Cambridge. What can I do?

Candidates can apply for a Certifying Statement of Results to be sent directly to universities or other institutions. This is an official document issued by Cambridge which shows the grades obtained by a candidate in a given examination series.

You may request this service by submitting a Priority Results Information Application Form. This form includes full details and costs of this service.

What happens if I get a lower grade when I resit my examination?

If you resit a Cambridge examination, you will simply have two results for that qualification. It is then at your discretion which grade you choose to represent your level of attainment.

The final mark sheet will only state information regarding the corresponding examination series, so there would be no indication of the amount of attempts you have taken at an examination.

What is a Verification of Results?

Verification is a letter, confirming details and grades of a certificate supplied to Cambridge from a third party on behalf of an individual candidate.

Cambridge will verify a candidate’s results to third parties (i.e. university, employer, etc.) at the request of a candidate, but not directly to the candidate. The result of each applicant is checked against our permanent record. The verification supplied is based wholly on that record.

A third party requiring verification of a candidate’s results can, with the candidate’s permission, apply for our Third Party Verification of Results service. The appropriate application form can be obtained from CIE’s website. Please note that a copy of results is not sent with this service. If a hard copy of results is required, please apply for a certifying statement of results.

I have lost my IGCSE certificates, what should I do?

If you have lost your exam results certificate, or need another copy of your results, CIE can issue you with a certifying statement. If you would like to receive a certifying statement, please complete the application form HERE.

The form explains what you need to do before CIE can send a certifying statement either directly to you or to any public institution. The certifying statement shows all grades, except ‘UNGRADED’,’NO RESULT’,’PENDING’ or ‘TO BE ISSUED’ results, obtained by the candidate at a single examination series.

A certifying statement will be accepted by universities and other institutions as proof of your examination results. Correctly submitted applications will be dealt with within four weeks of receipt.

* Note: All info taken from CIE.

46 thoughts on “Frequently asked questions about IGCSE exam results

  1. Would getting an A in IGCSE Maths be enough for me to take on Further Maths in A Levels or do I need an A*? Is Additional Maths necesssary to have in IGCSE to take on Further Maths in A levels?

    Thanks in advance for answering my questions 😛

    • Hi Alex,
      Yes, you would need Additional Maths at IGCSE level if you want to take Further Maths in A Level. An A would be sufficient although A* is better for Further Maths.

  2. Dear IGCSE Team,
    I was wondering if I didn’t get the grade I wanted for my German 1st Language that I wanted, is it possible for me to do the retake of the GAL test in November?

    • Hi Tri,

      Yes, you can retake German. However, you will first need to check with your local British Council if German is available in the November session.

  3. Hi,
    can I please know when the February’s march 2017 papers would come out?
    It would be real good practice for sciences as it’s a new syllabus
    Thanks.

    • Hi Aya,

      The March series exam papers will only be available after May 18/late May – after the result is out. In the meantime, you can practice with the older past papers.

  4. Dear IGCSE CENTRE,
    I would like to ask you about how did CIE weight:
    English as a Second Language Writing and Reading; total of 90 marks?
    English as a Second Language Listening; total of 40 marks?
    Total of the English as a Second Language (Speaking Endorsement) is weighted to 200 marks.
    Thanks you!

  5. Hi,
    I was just wondering, does our papers get marked twice? Like do they double check our papers before giving us our grade? And if so, are they by different examiners?

    • Hi Anaria,
      As far as we know, no. The paper will only be marked again if the senior examiner found something wrong in the first marking, then they will change it to the second examiner to mark the paper.

      Your paper will be re-mark if you make a request to re-mark after you have gotten your results.

    • Hi Adnan,
      We can’t speculate that. You must refer to the grade threshold. Each year has different marks for Grade A.

  6. Hey
    Can anyone help and tell me,
    I did my Oct Nov Igcse and failed chemistry and I want to do law, will I be accepted in college or I have to pass it?
    Please anyone can help and answer
    I haven’t applied to any law college yet because I’m scared!
    Thanks in advance to anyone who helps!!

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      It’s best to check the entry requirement with the college you’re applying to. Sometimes you do not need Chemistry to study law.

  7. hi,we just finished our speaking exam last friday(14april) I would like to know if we recieve our results for speaking before or with the other subjects.

  8. Here in Jeddah,Saudi Arabia we already finished our English as a Second Language speaking exam last friday I would appreciate if you could kindly help me find out when do we get our speaking results and is it given with the other subjects/results or is it given seperately?
    Thanks

  9. Hi IGCSE Centre,

    I’m sitting for the May/June 2017 examination series. If I wanted to send a paper back to get remarked, do I have to send it back within a certain time limit? Like “A month after receiving my results?”

    • Hi Dania,

      You should be able to find your answer above,
      “All answers to general queries about “enquiries about results” can be found HERE. Download A Guide to Enquiries About Results and Appeals to know more about the processes.”

  10. I want to check if request for Priority Results Information exam May/June 2017, when can I get the result?by online ?
    Malaysia candidates.

  11. Hey, i just wanted to ask one question. I am currently in 10th grade, and i will be taking up my exams in the may/june series. When IGCSE is grading our exam papers, for our final grade will they use percentage or will they use the grade in the grade thresholds. For example, in my physics mock exam i got a B according to percentage by when my teacher did the weigthage for each paper and used the grade thresholds, i had an A*. So which grade will Cambridge use? Thanks

    • Hi Srilakshmi,

      You will receive your Statement of Results in percentage, and certificates in Grades. The grades would be set according to the grade thresholds for that exam series, which in your case, it will be the May/June series.

    • Hi Tom,

      Please follow the instruction above, and send your inquiry directly to CIE. You will know the fees from them.

    • Hi Tom,

      Please follow the instruction above, and send your enquiry directly to CIE. You will know the fees from them.

    • Hi Vivek,
      There are no Primary Checkpoint exams available for private candidate. You must register your kids with a registered Cambridge School in order to sit for the Primary Checkpoint exams.

  12. Dear IGCSE team,
    I have a couple of questions,
    what are the paper numbers for?
    for example chemistry paper 4, what does that mean?
    Secondly, What are the numbers after the subject about?
    for example, maths (four different numbers), what does that mean?

  13. Hi there,
    I was wondering if there would be any way to view my exam paper with the examiners comments after my results are published? I understand that I will be told my grade, but I would also like to know my percentage and how or where I went wrong. Please let me know if and how this is possible.
    Thanks 🙂

  14. Dear IGCSE Team,
    For exams in Feb-March 2017, will the marks of Hindi As A Second Language (0549) be added to the total score? Please reply.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Lakshmi,
      We do not understand what do you mean by “added to the total score”. There is no “total score” for IGCSE. Unless you are taking ICE Award, then it would be counted as one of the subjects needed.

  15. Dear IGCSE,

    My daughter did IGCSE in 2015 and lost the document that has the grades. Can we have access to her grades online, through this site? Thank you.

    • Hi Katrien,
      You may write to CIE and get a replacement statement of results. Please read the above article and follow the steps.

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