Please watch our assessment explanation video below, presented by our Headteacher, Phil Walmsley.

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Students’ right to appeal – If a student feels the grade they’ve received is wrong, there’s an appeals process unique to this summer series, for them to follow.

Grounds of appeal – Ofqual has produced a guide (below) to help explain the process. To summarise:

Stage one – Centre review

  • If a student feels their grade is wrong, they should contact first to check if there was a mistake in determining or submitting the grade. The email should include the grade you want to appeal and the reason for the appeal.
  • If there was a mistake, we can submit a revised grade to the exam board to consider

Stage two – Exam board review

  • If we don’t find a mistake but the student still believes that their grade is wrong, they can ask the school to submit a formal appeal to the exam board for them. Students can appeal if they believe any of the following applies:

-there was an error in the way the school followed or applied its procedure for determining their grade

-the school did not make a reasonable judgement when deciding which evidence to use to determine their grade

-the school did not make a reasonable judgement about their grade based on the evidence gathered.

  • If an appeal is submitted to an exam board, the school will need to supply the complete evidence in support of the student’s grade.


Deadlines – appeals must be submitted to exams boards by 23 August 2021 for priority appeals (for students who need the result of an appeal urgently to be accepted into college or on an apprenticeship), or by 17 September 2021 for non-priority appeals.

Correcting results – Students should be aware that their grade could go up, down, or stay the same.