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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.

Summer 2019 Examination Results Dates

ResultsDateTimeWhere to access results
Cambridge ResultsTuesday 13 August 20196:00am UK time / 9:00am UAE timeCambridge Results website (
GCE ResultsThursday 15 August 20196:00am UK time / 9:00am UAE timeStudent Portal
GCSE ResultsThursday 22 August 20196:00am UK time / 9:00am UAE timeStudent Portal

How to access your results on the Student Portal

To access your GCSE or GCE results, please access the Student Portal HERE.

Students will require their DESC username (everything before @ in their DESC email address) and their unique password to access the student portal/app.  The student portal password is set by DESC and cannot be updated by students.  Please note this is not the same password that students have created to access the DESC network.

Students should check their DESC email account for their unique student portal password.  Please search for the email titled Your Student Portal Password and Instructions for the Student Portal and App.  This was last sent to students on 23rd June 2019.

For full details on how to access the student portal or download the student app, please follow the link below.

  • iSAMS Student App Instructions: HERE
  • iSAMS Student Portal Login Instructions: HERE

If students are unable to recall the password to access their DESC email account, they can reset this via the website  For further information please follow the link HERE.  

If students are unable to access their student portal credentials, please email detailing their full name, form group and the problem they are facing.

General Enquiries About Results (EAR) Procedures

If you did not get the grades you were expecting or are unhappy with your examination results, in the first instance, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions HERE.

It is recommended that candidates consult with the relevant subject teacher or Head of Department upon return to school before proceeding with a review of marking request. The deadline for submitting EAR requests is Thursday 19 September so there is plenty of time to consult with a member of staff.

Students wishing to proceed with a review of marking can collect an EAR form from the Examinations Office.  For students not returning to DESC, requests can be made via email to

Members of the Senior Leadership Team are available on Results Day for consultation for those students where a place at university is at risk.

As it is possible that a mark could change (go up or down) as a result of an EAR, the student must provide their consent by signing the EAR form to authorise the service. If the request is via email, the email request will act as the consent. Fees vary per service and are listed on the relevant consent form.

Post result services dates and deadlines

Enquiries About Results (EAR)Submission deadline
Priority Review of Marking22 August - A level only
29 August - Edexcel GCSE exams only
Priority Copy of Script22 August - A level only
29 August - Edexcel GCSE exams only
Standard Review of Marking19 September
Copy of Script19 September
Clerical Check19 September

EAR payments

EAR payments must be made to Accounts before the outcome of the EAR is released. Payments can be made either in person or online as follows.

When making a bank transfer payment, please ensure that the following information is referenced on the transaction:

  • Your child’s full name
  • Please quote “EAR” for post results service such as review of marking or copy of script
  • Please email a receipt or evidence of transfer to so that your payment can be tracked
Account No101-49485189-01
IBAN NoAE500260001014948518901
Account nameDubai English Speaking Special Branch College
Account currencyUAE Dirham
Account typeCurrent Account
Branch nameOud Metha Branch
Bank nameEmirates NBD
Swift codeEBILEAD

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