Appeals and Results 2021
Results Day 2021
- You will receive your results on Thursday 12 August 2021
- You can collect these in person between 9am and 11am. They will also be emailed to students on your School Email accounts by 1pm on 12th August.
- Due to GDPR these results cannot be emailed to Parents.
- If you cannot collect them, someone can do so on your behalf.
- You must have emailed firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand to tell us who is collecting them
- they must bring photo ID (such as a passport) on the day.
- If for any reason we are unable to offer a face-to-face collection, due to Covid restrictions, these will just be sent via email.
- Please make sure you contact us on email@example.com if you have any questions or appeals about your results.
- Miss Carter will be available for discussions and advice on 01782 729440 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have worked extremely hard to make sure you are issued with the correct grades on results day. The full process is outlined in the information previously shared with you and our Teacher Assessed Grades Policy. Follow the link below.
However, there is also an appeals system as a safety net to fix any genuine errors that were not identified earlier on.
If you believe an error has been made in determining your grade, you have a right to appeal.
All appeals need to be received no later than 3rd September.
As a result of your appeal your Grade may change – including to a lower grade. By submitting your appeal, you agreeing to this risk.
How do I decide if I should make an appeal?
To help you decide:
Read our Centre Policy. this was shared with you in June and is available on the button below.
You should also request:
- The Student Assessment Record for the subject(s) that you are considering appealing against.
- These outline the evidence used, the grades for that evidence, the weighting we took into consideration for each piece of evidence and the final TAG for that subject(s)
- Details of any special circumstances that have been considered in determining your grade e.g.:
- access arrangements, mitigating circumstances such as illness.
To access this information, you must complete a Subject Access Request – using the MS Form link on the button below which will automatically be sent to the correct person to deal with your request. You could also email your request to email@example.com.
This must be done no later than 20th August to give you sufficient time to consider the evidence we will send back and still meet the appeals deadline of 3rd September.
Making an Appeal
There are two stages to the appeals process, more details are on the front page of the ‘Appeals Form’ which is available on the button below.
Stage 1: Centre Review
Please make this request using the appeals form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 3rd.
We will endeavour to reply by 6th September. This form must be downloaded and saved before completion and sending back.
If you don’t think you have been issued with the correct grade, you can appeal to the school, we will review whether we:
- made an administrative error. E.g.:
- we submitted an incorrect grade.
- we used an incorrect assessment mark when determining your grade.
- You feel we did not apply a procedure correctly. E.g.
- we did not follow our Centre Policy, did not undertake internal quality assurance, did not take account of access arrangements or mitigating circumstances, such as illness.
It should be noted that we have followed very rigorous processes throughout, so we don’t believe an appeal based on not applying the correct procedures this is likely to be upheld.
Stage 2: appeal to the exam board
This can only after you have been through Stage 1- Centre Review
Please make this request using the same form we have used for your appeal and our response. Please email it to email@example.com no later than September 10th.
We will reply to let you know it has been received within 48 hours, but you should note that it may take the exam board up to 6 weeks to respond.
If after ‘Stage 1 – Centre Review’ you still don’t think you have the correct grade you can ask us to appeal to the exam board, who will review whether:
- we made an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement (see below) in the choice of evidence from which they determined your grade and/or in the determination of your grade from that evidence.
- we did not apply a procedure correctly e.g.:
- they did not follow our Centre Policy.
- did not undertake internal quality assurance.
- did not take account of access arrangements or
- mitigating circumstances, such as illness.
- the exam board made an administrative error e.g.:
- they changed your grade during the processing of grades.
Please note – meaning of an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement
A reasonable judgement (for determining the grade) is one that is supported by evidence. An exercise of judgement will not be unreasonable simply because a student considers that an alternative grade should have been awarded, even if the student puts forward supporting evidence. There may be a difference of opinion without there being an unreasonable exercise of judgement. The reviewer will not remark individual assessments to make fine judgements but will take a holistic approach based on the overall evidence.
Stage 3: appeal to Ofqual
Finally, if you believe the exam board has made a procedural error in handling your appeal, you can apply to Ofqual’s Exam Procedures Review Service (EPRS) to review the process undertaken by the exam board. Details of this will be forwarded with the response to Stage 2.