This guide provides all the information schools need to prepare for the release of results for Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge ICE. This includes results from the June 2021 series and the replacement exams which took place in July/August.

Results release 

Results will be available on 26 October 2021 at 06:00 UTC+1.  

*UTC is Coordinated Universal Time and is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time.  

Syllabus codes 

Please remember that Cambridge gave each of the 14 syllabuses a new syllabus code for the replacement exams in July/August, you can find these listed here.  

Accessing results through Cambridge International Direct 

To help manage the volume of visitors to Direct on the day results are released, the following provisional results files will be available from a separate results page: 

  • electronic statement of results for every candidate (PDF) 
  • results for your centre in broadsheet format (PDF) 
  • results for your centre in broadsheet format (Microsoft Excel). 

For detailed instructions, read the Cambridge guide to accessing results

Before results are released make sure that you have access to Direct - log in to check your username and password are correct.  

If you have issues accessing Direct please email us at or call us on 0800-22000, by 20 October 2021. 

Component grade information 

We will email you component grade information on Friday 29 October. 

Enquiries about results 

If you would like to check the results of particular candidates, please submit enquiries about results through Direct by 9 November 2021 at 23:59 UTC. After submitting your request please tell us via email so we can deal with your request. 

All the usual enquiry about results services are available, except for a service 9 – a report on the work of a group of candidates. You can find more details about each service in the Cambridge enquiry about results guide

Cambridge deals with enquiries in the order they receive them and usually share the outcome within 30 days. However, due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, it may take slightly longer than usual. 

Component exemptions 

Enquiries about results are not available for component exemptions. You can find details of which candidates you exempted from which component(s) by checking the exemptions you submitted on Direct. 


If you would like to appeal against the outcome of an enquiry about results, please let us know as soon as possible. Cambridge has a two-stage appeals process and this is outlined in the Cambridge Appeals Regulations and Guidance section of the Cambridge Handbook.  

Cambridge results dispatch 

Cambridge International send schools their printed results through us by mid-November. The dispatch includes: 

  • statements of results for candidates 
  • results broadsheets 
  • results by syllabus and component 
  • moderation adjustment summary report.  

For more information about the despatch please see the Cambridge Guide to Results Despatch available from the 'Support Materials' section of Direct

Schools are responsible for giving candidates their statement of results and certificates.  


We will send your certificates to you at the same time we send your Cambridge results despatch. Let your British Council office know if you find any errors immediately.   

Replacement certificates 

You can apply for a replacement if any of the certificates you receive are damaged or contain any errors, for example, the candidate’s name is spelt incorrectly.  If you need to request a replacement certificate(s) email us at or call us on 0800-22000, by 3 December 2021. You will also need to send the original certificate(s) to us so that we can return it to Cambridge before they issue your replacement(s).

Grade thresholds, principal examiner reports, question papers and mark schemes  

We will share these documents with you on results day.  

How will Cambridge set grade thresholds? 

To allow candidates to progress to the next stage of their studies, results from the replacement exams in July/August are based on a single component. However this has not changed the way Cambridge sets grade thresholds. For example, using a mixture of statistical evidence and expert judgement, including performance of candidate groups in previous years. This ensures that candidates do not get a lower grade if this year’s paper was more difficult than previous years. Cambridge also adjusts grade thresholds to align with candidates who were awarded grades by their teachers in June 2021.  

There is more information about the Cambridge marking and grading process here

Who do I contact if I have a question about results or enquiries about results?

If you have any questions please contact us via email at or call us on 0800-22000. Please remind all candidates that they should not contact Cambridge with their questions.