The information below sets out how the appeals process works
What may happen to your grade during the centre review and appeals process?
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.
What will be checked during a centre review?
You can ask the school to check whether it made a procedural error, an administrative error, or both.
A procedural error means a failure to follow the process set out in the Centre Policy. An administrative error means an error in recording your grade or submitting your grade to the awarding organisation.
You must request a centre review before you can request an awarding organisation appeal. This is so the awarding organisation is certain that your grade is as the centre intended.
What will be checked during an awarding organisation appeal?
You can ask the awarding organisation to check whether the centre made a procedural error - or whether the awarding organisation itself made an administrative error. You can also ask the awarding organisation to check whether the academic judgement of the centre was unreasonable, either in the selection of evidence or the determination of your grade.
When and how do I submit my request for a centre review?
When and how do I submit a request for an awarding organisation review?