If you believe there is an error that impacted your grade, talk to your school or college. They can give you more information about how your grade was decided.
If you are still convinced that an error has been made that impacted your grade after talking to your school or college, you can first request a review from your school or college (a centre review) and after that you may appeal to the exam board (an awarding organisation appeal).
Schools and colleges must submit priority appeals (where a university place is at stake) to the exam board by 23 August 2021 and nonpriority appeals by 17 September 2021. However, your school or college will set its own deadlines for receiving your centre review and appeal, which will be earlier than these dates. This is so they can meet the exam board deadlines. You must check the deadline your own school or college has set.
Will I be charged for an appeal?
Here are the details of our policy on appeal fees. No school or college will be charged if an appeal is successful.
Your grade could go down, go up or stay the same as a result of the appeals process. You should consider carefully whether you have a strong case for an appeal. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has produced some guidance on behalf of all exam boards to help you decide:
JCQ Student Handout
JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) has produced a handout to support you in deciding what to do now that you’ve got your results.
It outlines what you can do if you don’t have the grades you need and includes a flow diagram to help you decide your next steps. It also gives you some key information about the appeals process if you believe there is an error with your grade and it highlights some important dates you need to be aware of now.
JCQ Student Guide Summer 2021
The JCQ Student Guide Summer 2021 includes more detailed information about the appeals process including how to request an appeal, some case studies, some FAQs, a glossary and a full list of the qualifications that the guidance applies to.