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Exam grading summer 2021

Public examinations have been cancelled for summer 2021.

A parent and student guide to the grading process can be found here:

JCQ Guidance for Students and Parents Summer 2021

Please see below for a copy of our centre assessed grading policy for 2021:

Centre Assessed Grades Policy

As you know , students can appeal their grades.  Please note that the information published here may well be updated over the weeks to come so please check back. 

There are 2 stages to the appeals process:

Stage 1: centre review to ensure all policies and procedures have been followed by the centre

Stage 2: appeals to the examination board ( awarding body)

Priority appeals are for those candidates whose grade is crucial to their acceptance at a higher education institution. 

Priority appeals at stage 1 are available between 10th and 16th August.  All other candidates can appeal at stage 1 between 10th August and 3rd September.

Priority appeals at stage 2 are available between 10th and 23rd August.  All other candidates can appeal at stage 2 betweeen 10th August and 17th September.

Stage 1 – Centre Review

  • A candidate can request that the centre reviews the information to check for administrative or procedural errors identified by completing and submitting section A of the form (below)
    • Candidates must provide a brief and clear explanation of the error they believe has occurred
    • Candidates must give their written consent prior to a review as their grade could go down, up or stay the same as a result of the center conducting a review
    • Candidates are not able to negotiate which evidence is included in the range of evidence used to determine grades
    • Grades are determined on holistic judgement via a grade based system, centres are not required to remark assessments
  • If an error is identified the centre will rectify/correct the error and inform the candidate of the outcome
  • If no error is identified the centre will inform the candidate of the outcome
  • If a candidate does not agree with the centre’s decision, there is no further internal centre review process. The escalation is to the stage 2- Awarding Organisation Appeal.

Any requests made after the deadline date will not be accepted

A priority appeal is only for students applying to higher education who did not attain their firm choice (i.e. the offer they accepted as their first choice) and wish to appeal an A level or other Level 3 qualification result. You should inform your intended higher education provider that you have requested a Centre Review or appeal.

Stage 2 – Awarding Organisation Appeal

  • Candidates may request that their center submits a stage 2 appeal to the awarding organisation if they consider that
    • an error persists following the outcome of stage 1
    • they consider the awarding organisation has made an error.
    • the centre made an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement (i.e. a judgement was made without evidence). Note: assessments will not be remarked.
  • A candidate requests a stage 2 appeal by submitting the form (below) outlining the error or grounds for appeal.
  • The centre submits the appeal according to the awarding body requirements, including any necessary documentation, such as
    • The result of the Centre Review
    • the evidence used to determine the grade
  • The awarding organisation conducts the appeal
    • If an error is identified the awarding organisation will inform the center who will communicate the decision to the candidate. The awarding organisation will correct the error if it results in a grade change.
    • If an error is not identified the awarding organisation will inform the center who will communicate the decision to the candidate

Any requests made after the deadline date will not be accepted

A priority appeal is only for students applying to higher education who did not attain their firm choice (i.e. the offer they accepted as their first choice) and wish to appeal an A level or other Level 3 qualification result. You should inform your intended higher education provider that you have requested a Centre Review or appeal.

JCQ_Appeals-Guidance_Summer-2021_Appendix-BJCQ Appeals Appendix B for student appeals

 

 

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