We understand that the process for how grades were awarded this year can seem confusing. Ofqual have produced a guide for students that explains the process clearly. Click here and read Page 4 for more information about the process.
Limited Right of Appeal
It’s important that students and parents understand the limited ground on which appeals can be made to the exam board. The school cannot change the grade you were awarded, and students have no right of appeal against the professional judgement of staff. You cannot appeal because your mock exam result was higher than the grade you were awarded, as this would have been taken into account when determining your centre assessed grade.
Ofqual explains that ‘any appeal would have to be undertaken by someone better placed than your teachers to judge your likely grade if exams had taken place in the unique circumstance of this summer, we do not believe there is such a person.’
Appeals on the grounds of an Administrative Error
The school may only appeal to the exam board where there is evidence that an administrative error was made either by the school when submitting a student’s CAG or rank order, or by the exam board when calculating a student’s grade. However, the school has the right to decide whether to make this appeal or not on your behalf.
The appeals process is explained in more detail in the attached document here, published by Ofqual on 19th August 2020 (page 5)
If you have any questions about your rights to appeal or exam results, please email the exams team at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st September 2020.
Our Careers Advisor is also available to contact via email at email@example.com you require any help with post 16 applications
We will be sending out information about exam resits in the coming days.