Ofqual to significantly improve results appeals system

Ofqual chief Glenys Stacey has explained that number of appeals against grades soared to more than 400,000 in 2014. With exam boards charging for re-marks, AQA, one of the largest boards in the country, received £4.7 million last year.

There were more than 77,000 grades changed last year as a result of schools and parents paying for papers to be re-marked.

Stacey told the Commons education Select Committee how schools and parents were sending papers back ‘come what may’, which abuses the current system.

Stacey has promised there would be plans to make substantial improvements to create a process that was ‘swift, effective and fair’.

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