Ofqual – the qualifications and exams regulator - has confirmed that students will not be able to challenge their centre assessment grades, as any appeal would have to be undertaken by someone better-placed than the student’s teachers to judge their likely grade if exams had taken place. In the unique circumstances of this summer, Ofqual does not believe that there is any such person. There are also potential risks for other students in the cohort: if one student were to appeal successfully against their position in the rank order, that would have negative implications for other students who would, in turn, need to be given the opportunity to appeal.
There are however two exceptions:
- A student may appeal against a centre assessment grade if they have concerns about bias, discrimination or any other factor that suggests that we, the School, did not behave with care or integrity when determining the centre assessment grade and/or rank order. This appeal must be made in writing to the School and for the appeal to be successful, it must be supported by evidence.
To make an appeal to the School on the grounds of bias/discrimination, please write to [email protected]
- The School itself may appeal results, in situations including if we were to find that we had provided incorrect data to the examination boards, where we believe examination boards have used the wrong data and where we believe that the boards have allocated or communicated results incorrectly. In cases where a student feels that an obvious clerical error may have occurred, they must write to the School as soon as possible so that the matter can be investigated. Please note that a legitimately valid reason must exist for why such an appeal is made, such as if a student is awarded a centre assessment grade that is significantly lower than the results achieved by the student in class assessments and mock exams.
To appeal against an administrative error please write to: [email protected].