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Examinations Guidebook 2019

This guidebook is for students and parents of students who will be taking GCSE/IGCSE or GCE examinations this year. It is the aim of DESC to make the examination experience as stress-free and successful as possible. Hopefully, this booklet will prove informative and helpful for you and your parents. Please read it carefully so you are aware of the examination regulations and the procedures to follow in the event of any problems occurring. Please click HERE to read the guidebook.

Examinations Results

Results Days – Summer 2020

Cambridge Assessment (A level and IGCSE) - 11 August from 9 am UAE (6 am UK)


A Level/BTEC - 13 August from 11 am UAE (8 am UK)

GCSE - 20 August from 11 am UAE (8 am UK)


Cambridge Assessment results will be available to view on the Cambridge Candidate Results website for both A level and IGCSE on Tuesday 11 August from 9 am UAE (6 am UK). Students who took Cambridge subjects were sent their personalised login details via their school email. Cambridge results will be available to view on the Student Portal from 13 August.


AQA/Edexcel results will be published on Thursday 13 August for A Level/BTEC subjects and Thursday 20 August for GCSE subjects. Students can view their results on Results Day via the Student Portal All students have been assigned personal login details which were sent to their school email addresses from our iSAMS Coordinator on 22 June. Information on how to access the portal, re-set passwords, etc. were also included in the email and can be accessed via the links below. Students experiencing difficulties accessing the portal should email A member of staff will be checking the email regularly and will provide assistance with login issues.

Appealing Grades - procedures for appeal will be updated once Ofqual and examining boards have released their guidance.

Student Portal log-in instructions –


Student Portal Forgotten Password –


Student Portal Password Creation –


iStudent App – Instructions and Features –


Office 365 Student Guide –


Student Portal –

Problems with accessing the portal –

Questions regarding results –

NB - Results cannot be accessed from the Parent Portal. Results belong to the student so can only be accessed by the student or released directly to the student.

Who to contact

The Examinations Office at DESC is responsible for all aspects of the examination process following the regulations and procedures set forth by the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) on behalf of the awarding bodies.  DESC is currently registered to conduct examinations through AQA, Edexcel and CIE.

If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Tricia Johnson, Examinations officer on