If you’re not happy with the outcome of a candidate’s results, centres may submit a review of marking or moderation.
We offer the following services:
If you are not sure which service you need, see our guide:
An access to scripts request should not be confused with a copy of a reviewed script, which you request when you submit a review of marking.
The following units/components are excluded from the access to scripts service and are, therefore, eligible for Services 2a and 2b reviews of marking.
Before submitting a review, centres must obtain the written consent of candidates for Service 1 clerical checks and Service 2 post-results reviews of marking since, with these services, candidates’ marks and subject grades may be lowered.
Written candidate consent is not required for a Service 3 review of moderation as candidates’ marks may be lowered but their published subject grades will not be lowered in the series concerned. However, be aware a lowered mark may be carried forward to future certification.
By submitting your online application, you are confirming candidate consent has already been obtained. Copies of candidate consent forms do not need to be sent to OCR, but should be retained at your centre for at least six months following the outcome of the review or any subsequent appeal.
A sample candidate consent form is provided below:
For Service 1 and Service 2, you will not be charged for your review if the certification grade changes or, for unitised qualifications, if the unit grade changes. For Service 3, you will not be charged if your centre marks are reinstated.
We’ll send an invoice when the review is complete. Invoices will usually be sent in the following months:
A more detailed explanation of our charging policy can be found below. For a full list of charges, see our fees list.
All reviews of marking or moderation must be submitted by the deadline and will not be accepted after these dates (see key dates).
Reviews are submitted at unit level for unitised qualifications or component level for linear qualifications.
Instructions for submitting your review and viewing the outcome are available on the following page:
Once you have submitted a review of marking or moderation, if you wish to amend or cancel your request:
If you request a cancellation and it is accepted, you will be charged 50% of the original fee.
If you change your original request, e.g. from a Service 2 to a Priority Service 2, the relevant fee will be applied.
If you still have concerns following the outcome of a review, see our appeals page for more details.
Depending on the qualification, we offer the following services:
If you are not sure which service you need for Cambridge Technicals, see our guide:
Before submitting a review, centres must obtain the written consent of candidates for clerical checks and post-results reviews of marking since, with these services, candidates’ marks and subject grades may be lowered.
By submitting your application, you are confirming candidate consent has already been obtained.
Copies of candidate consent forms do not need to be sent to OCR.
There is no charge for a clerical re-check. For a full list of charges, see our fees list. Where the subject grade changes as a consequence of the review, no fee will be charged.
We’ll send an invoice when the review is complete.
Reviews of marking must be submitted by the above deadlines.
To submit a review, please complete the online form below:
Request Cambridge Technicals post-results services
Reviews of marking and moderation must be submitted within three months of the receipt of results (see the key dates).
To submit a review, please email the application form to us at firstname.lastname@example.org