Summer 2021 Exam Certificates, Results and Appeals
Summer 2021 Certificates
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Once students have received their examination results for the academic year, there may be some students that are not happy with the grade that they have received and they may wish to appeal the result that has been awarded. This year, the process by which students can appeal their grades is different to previous years, given the amendments to the calculation of final outcomes for students, this year. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have issued guidance for the process by which students can appeal examination grades for the academic year 2020-21.
Before students submit an appeal request, either to; The College; or to the examination board (via The College); it is important to note that:
“If you request a centre review or an awarding organisation appeal there are three possible outcomes:
- Your original grade is lowered, so your final grade will be lower than the original grade you received.
- Your original grade is confirmed, so there is no change to your grade.
- Your original grade is raised, so your final grade will be higher than the original grade you received.
Once a finding has been made you cannot withdraw your request for a centre review or appeal. If your grade has been lowered you will not be able to revert back to the original grade you received on results day.”
Students will only be able to make an appeal by doing the following:
1: Applications for appeal need to be made by the deadline dates given. See below
2: Applications can only be made using the JCQ form, which can be found here.
3: Appeals must be emailed to email@example.com by the deadline dates given.
4: Students must email their application from their College email account. This will act as evidence of the student identity. If you do not use your College email account, this may delay your appeal
Stage 1 – Centre Review
Students can request a review to The College, specifying whether they believe:
1: An administrative error has been made by the centre (for example; the wrong grade /mark was recorded against an item of evidence), or
2: A procedural error has been made by the centre (for example; a reasonable adjustment/access arrangement was not provided for an eligible student)
Students will then be required to provide a short explanation of what they believe went wrong and how this may have impacted the grade.
Students will be notified of the outcome of the appeal, with information of what was considered by the College and the rationale for the outcome of the review.
Stage 2 – appeal to an awarding organization.
An awarding organization appeal must be submitted to The College, and we will then submit it to the awarding organization.
Students will be required to state the grounds for appeal;
1:Administrative error by the awarding organization
2:Procedural issue at The College
3:Unreasonable exercise of academic judgement
Students will then need to provide an explanation of what they believe went wrong and how thy think it impacted their grade.
Students must email the form (here) from their college account. This will act as proof of identity. The form also contains the following acknowledgement on the part of the student:
“I confirm that I am requesting an appeal for the qualification named above and that I have read and understood the information provided in the ‘Important information for students’ section above
I am aware that:
- The outcome of the appeal may result in my grade remaining the same, being lowered or raised
- I understand that there is no further opportunity to appeal to the awarding organisation and that the next stage would be to contact the regulator. The awarding organisation will include the next appropriate steps, where applicable, in their appeal outcome letter which you will receive from your school/college.”
Key dates and deadlines for the appeals process:
Priority appeals: dates and deadlines (students will need to give their UCAS personal ID to qualify for a priority appeal – you must include this for a priority appeal). Priority appeals that do not meet these deadlines may lead to appeals not being completed in time for students applying to higher education who did not attain their firm choice.
Awarding organizations will not accept appeals directly from students or parents.
Appeals cannot be made to an awarding organization until the centre review has been completed.
The college will confirm to the student that it has submitted the examination appeal
A level examination results day
Deadline 16.00 for students to make Stage 1 priority appeals
Appeals must be made to firstname.lastname@example.org by this time. Applications must be made using from the student’s college email account. This will act as proof of identity. If you do not use your College email account, this may delay your appeal
College will respond to students
Deadline 16.00 for students to make Stage 2 priority appeals – to the college – for an examination board appeal.
Deadline to forward priority appeals to examination boards
All other appeals: dates and deadlines
- Deadline for Stage 1 appeals (non-priority) – 16.00 on 3rd September (appeals panel to meet on 8th September). Appeals must be made to email@example.com by this time. Applications must be made using from the student’s college email account. This will act as proof of identity
- Students will be responded to on 10th September
- Deadline for students to make a Stage 2 appeal – to the college – for an examination board appeal: 16.00 on 13th September
- Deadline for the college to send the stage 2 appeals to exam boards – 17th September