Results for the summer series are always available in August, usually on the third Thursday in August for A levels and the fourth Thursday for GCSE/IGCSE.
Results are sent to your exam centre, not to Oxford Home Schooling. You must either collect them in person or make alternative arrangements with your centre in advance (e.g. by stamped addressed envelope or email). Your centre cannot give you any results over the telephone.
Please note that, unlike students taking internally assessed exams, Private Candidates will not know their coursework marks before they take their written exams.
Exam centres can give you a separate mark for your coursework component when your results are published in August. You should always ask for this as it is not unknown for coursework marks to be omitted from final grades ,and this is much more likely to happen to Private Candidates.
Look carefully for a # or X sign on your results slip. If there is one, always ask your exam officer to check your final mark very carefully as it usually means that there is a problem and that your coursework mark may have been omitted.
We will write to you with the exact dates for results, but they are also published on the exam board web sites.
If your result is disappointing do not panic and immediately start hassling your exam officer who will have hundreds of their own students to deal with. Ask for a time when you can discuss whether all is correct and no marks are missing. In the meantime, talk to your Student Adviser or the Exam Officer at Oxford Home Schooling. If you are concerned about coursework or claiming a refund, you will need to get a Component Mark Report from your exam centre.
If, after consulting Oxford Home Schooling you decide to query or contest a mark you should note that the rules regarding this are very strict and you only have a limited time in which to lodge your query. There will be a fee to pay. Full details of the procedure are given on the exam board websites (they always put up a special “Information about Results” page during July/August) and in the Supplementary Guidance for Private Candidates.