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Exams Appeals and Post Results Service

This section contains all the necessary information relating to post results services such as enquiry about results and access to scripts.


Examinations Internal Appeals Procedure for Enquiries about Results

 The code of practice requires centres offering examinations to:

·         Have in place procedures for access to scripts.

·         Ensure that internal candidates are made aware that all post-results service requests must be made through the centre.

·         Ensure that candidates have provided their confirmed written consent for remarking and access to scripts services offered by the awarding bodies.

·         Have in place an internal appeals procedure made widely available and accessible to all candidates.

 Policy on EaRs (Enquiries about Results)

Any student who wants to query a mark/grade awarded by an awarding body upon issue of results should follow the following procedure:

1.    Contact the Examinations Officer as soon as possible (but at least 5 working days before the published deadline for EaRs) in person to discuss the mark/grade. The Examinations Officer will advise on the options available to query the mark/grade and the costs involved in this process.

2.    Students should be aware that EaRs can result in marks/grades being raised, confirmed or lowered. Students must sign a consent form to confirm that they understand the consequence of an EaR. Consent forms will be issued by the Examinations Officer.

3.    Payment for EaRs must be made on parent pay prior to the request being sent to the awarding body.

4.    Outcomes following EaRs will be forwarded by the Examinations Officer to the student as soon as possible after they have been received from the Awarding Bodies.


Post Results Services

A level Results Day: 17 August 2017

GCSE Results Day: 24 August 2017


Enquiries about Results (EAR)

Service 1:- Clerical re-check

This is a re-check of all clerical procedures leading to the issue of results.

This service will include the following checks:

·         All parts of the paper have been marked;

·         The totalling of marks:

·         The recording of marks:

·         The application of any adjustments:

·         The application of grade thresholds;

Candidates’ grade or uniform mark score (UMS) can go up or down.

The target completion of applications for this service is within 20 calendar days of the Awarding Body receiving the request.

 

Service 2:- Post-results review of marking of externally assessed components

This service will include:

·         The clerical re-checks (EAR Service 1)

·         The review of marking of units/components by a senior examiner

·         If requested, a copy of the reviewed script(s) for those components included in ATS. (A fee is levied for this additional service).

Candidates’ grade or uniform mark score (UMS) can go up or down.

The target completion of applications for this service is within 30 calendar days of the Awarding Body receiving the request.

EAR Priority Service 2 (2P):- Post-results review of marking of externally assessed components

This post-results review of marking service offers the same services as outlined above but the Awarding Body aim to complete the enquiry within 18 days of acknowledging the request.  This service is only available if the following criteria are met:

·         the enquiry is about a GCE, AEA or Principal Learning Level 3 unit

·         a candidate’s place in further/higher education depends on the outcome

Access to Scripts (ATS)

Where possible the ATS service is available for all GCE, AEA and Principal Learning Level 3 externally assessed components.

Photocopied scripts

Copied scripts are only available for GCE, AEA and Principal Learning Level 3 the request window is up to seven days from the published results day.

Original scripts

An original script is available for all components with an ATS facility

Once an original script has been returned to a candidate the security of the script has been compromised and it can no longer be subject to an enquiry or investigate.

Key Dates

 

EAR Deadline Date

17 August  

A Level  Results issued to candidates

 

 

EAR opens

 

 

ATS Photocopied

25 August

 

ATS Original

20 September

 

EAR closes

20 September

24 August 

GCSE  Results issued to candidates

 

 

EAR opens

 

 

EAR closes

20 September

Please note that Priority Service 2 (2P) is available for A Level students only

Applications for Enquiries about Results

  • Applications have to be made through the Examinations Office by the deadlines specified.
  • Any applications received after the published deadlines will not be accepted.
  • All applications must be submitted with the appropriate fees, no requests will be processed until payment has been received.
  • In order to proceed with any enquiry a consent form must be completed and signed by the candidate.
  • Fees are available from the examinations office.

Remember grades or uniform mark score (UMS) can go up or down

AQA City & Guilds CCEA Edexcel OCR SQA WJEC

Enquiries about Results - Candidate Consent Form 

Fees for post results services are available from the Exams Office (01702 202571 ext 1261).