Lodging an appeal

JCQ

In its guide to the appeals process, the JCQ sets out the grounds for appeal under two categories:

Stage 1 – Centre reviews

  1. Administrative grounds – made an administrative error in relation to entering the Centre Assessed Grade (p13).
  2. Procedural grounds -the school failed to follow its procedures properly or consistently in arriving at the Centre Assessed Grade (p13).

Stage 2 – Appeals to the Awarding Organisation

  1. Administrative grounds – made an administrative error in relation to entering the Centre Assessed Grade (p13).
  2. Procedural grounds -the school failed to follow its procedures properly or consistently in arriving at the Centre Assessed Grade (p13).
  3. The grade reflects an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement (either because of the way that the grade has been determined and/or the selection of the evidence)

Note: A Stage 2 appeal can only be processed after you have have received the outcome of their Stage 1 centre review and after the publication of results.

Appeal Template

In order to process as an appeal, please complete this form and submit it to our Exams Officer Mrs Todd (Toddj@kesw.org).

JCQ Deadlines

Key dates for priority appeals*

10 August to 16 August 2021 Window for students to request a centre review
10 August to 20 August 2021 Centres conduct centre reviews
10 August to 23 August 2021 Centres submit appeals to awarding organisations

*A priority appeal is only for students applying to higher education who did not attain their firm choice (i.e. the offer they accepted as their first choice) and wish to appeal an A-level or other Level 3 qualification result.

Key dates for non priority appeals

 

From results day to 3 September 2021 Window for students to request a centre review
From results day to 10 September 2021 Centres conduct centre reviews
From results day to 17 September 2021 Centres submit appeals to awarding organisations

Publication of GCE AS and A-level results – 10 August 2021

Publication of GCSE results – 12 August 2021

CIE

In its guide to the appeals process, the JCQ sets out the grounds for appeal under three categories:

Step One: The Centre Review

This comprises an internal School review to check the School’s Centre Policy was adhered to and that no administrative errors were made when the grade was entered (p1).

Step Two, Option A: Post-results check service 2

Pending a Step One appeal that did not result in any change of grade, it is possible to appeal to the Exam body to review the way the grade has been determined. If you believe the School’s judgement about the standard of the work is unreasonable, Option A should be selected and the exam board will review the portfolio of evidence against the Centre Assessed Grades (p2).

Step Two, Option B: Special Enquiry

Pending a Step One appeal that did not result in any change of grade, it is possible to appeal to the Exam body to review the 3 pieces of work selected and/or how special access considerations were applied. If you have concerns about the three pieces of evidence that were used to award your grade, or how special consideration or access arrangements have been managed, Option B should be selected and the exam board will review the this (p2).

Step Three: Further Appeal

If you continue to have concerns about your grade following a Post-Results Check Service 2, you can submit a Stage 1 appeal. One or more members of Cambridge staff, none of whom were involved in the original decision, will review your appeal and any relevant evidence. They will consider whether we correctly followed the procedures for the June 2021 exam series.

CIE Deadlines

You can access all the relevant deadlines for lodging an appeal through CIE here.

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