Ofqual confirms appeal arrangements for exams

Ofqual has published further information to help students and their families understand how appeals will operate this summer.

The exams' watchdog has also published its final statutory guidance for exam boards on appeal arrangements for GCSE, AS and A levels this summer. It confirms the grounds for appeal, and provides additional examples of the circumstances in which appeals might apply.

Students can ask their school or college to check whether it made an administrative error when submitting their centre assessment grade or position in the rank order and if it agrees it did, to submit an appeal to the exam board

Schools and colleges can appeal if they believe something has gone wrong in processing their results – for example, if a centre believes it has made an error when submitting its information; or similarly, that an exam board made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade.

Schools and colleges can also appeal if they can evidence grades are lower than expected because previous cohorts are not sufficiently representative of this year’s students.

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