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Results Day and Appeals Process

Collecting Results

Results can be collected between 8:30am and 1pm from Edgbaston College, 37 George Road, Edgbaston, B151PL (not 14A Frederick Road)

Key dates:

  • GCE A Level Results: Tuesday 10th August 2021

  • GCSE Results: Thursday 12th August 2021

 

Post Results and Appeals Process

The appeals process this summer will be there as a safety net to correct any genuine errors that have not been identified earlier on. If you believe an error has been made in determining your grade, you will have a right to appeal. There are two stages to the Appeals process:

Stage one – Centre Review

If you don’t think you have been issued the correct grade, you can appeal to the school who will review whether the following has occurred:

  • Made and administrative error, eg. Submitted an incorrect grade; used an incorrect assessment mark when determining your grade.
  • Did not apply a procedure correctly, e.g. Did not follow the Centre Policy, did not undertake internal quality assurance, did not take account of access arrangements or mitigating circumstances, such as illness.

To help you decide whether to appeal, you can request that the school shares with you the following information after results day:

  • The Centre Policy
  • The sources of evidence used to determine your grade along with any marks/grades associated with them
  • Details of any special circumstances that have been taken into account in determining your grade, e.g. Access arrangements, mitigating circumstances such as illness.

 

Stage two – Appeal to the exam board

If you still don’t think you have the correct grade after the centre review is complete, you can then ask the school to appeal to the exam board on your behalf. The Exam board will review whether:

  • The school made an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement in the choice of evidence from which they determined your grade and/or in determination of your grade from that evidence.
  • The school did not apply a procedure correctly e.g. They did not follow their Centre Policy, did not undertake internal quality assurance, did not take account of access arrangements or mitigating circumstances such as illness.
  • The exam board made an administrative error, e.g. they changed your grade during the processing of grades.

At both stages of the process you will need to submit your appeal to the school and give your written consent to conduct an appeal or submit it to the exam board on your behalf. It’s important to remember that your grade can go down, up or stay the same through either stage of the process.

If you have a place at university that is dependent on your appeal, you should tell the university you are hoping to go to so they can decide how to handle your offer. You should also tell the school so they can ask the exam board to prioritise your appeal. The timeline for priority and non- priority appeals for this centre are as follows:

Priority Appeal Window – 10th August to 7th September 2021

  • 10th August to 13th August 2021 – Student requests Centre Review (stage one) – Priority requests must be received via email by 12pm on Friday 13th August 2021 at the latest

  • 10th August to 20th August 2021 – Centre conducts Centre Review

  • 11th August to 23rd August 2021 – Centre submits appeal to exam board (stage two)

 

Non-Priority Appeal Window – 10th August to end October 2021

  • 10th August to 3rd September 2021 – Student requests Centre Review (stage one)

  • All requests must be received via email by Friday 3rd September 2021 at the latest

  • 10th August to 10th September 2021 – Centre conducts Centre Review

  • 11th August to 17th September 2021 – Centre submits appeal to exam board (stage two)

 

Umar Ahmed, Exams Officer, will be overseeing the results day. Please email Umar to request an appeal on: umar@edgbastoncollege.co.uk

Finally if you believe the exam board has made a procedural error in handling our appeal you can apply to Ofqual’s Exam Procedures Review Service to review the process undertaken by the exam board.