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Post Results Service

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

Post Results Services – June 2015 Examinations

Results Day: 13 August 2015

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 outcome of the re-check will be reported along with a statement of the total  marks awarded for each unit, or component, included in the enquiry.

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 is a post-results review of the original marking to ensure that the agreed mark scheme has been applied correctly.

This service will include:

·         the clerical re-checks (EAR Service 1)

·         the review of marking as described above

·         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

13 August 2015

Results issued to candidates

EAR opens

ATS Photocopied

21 August 2015

ATS Original

4 October 2015

EAR closes

21 September 2015




Please note that Priority Service 2 (2P) is available in this window

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

GCSE & A Level consent form

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