If you have any questions or concerns about your final grades, please speak to your teachers. They will be able to give you more information on the process for awarding grades this summer and can talk you through your options.
Ofqual has published a Student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints, to explain appeals and also help you understand whether you might have a reason to make a complaint. If you have evidence of bias or discrimination, please raise this with your school or college first but this can also be investigated by exam boards as potential malpractice. Appeals can only be made by your school or college.
If an appeal is made on your behalf and a university or college place is dependent on the outcome, we will prioritise a review. You will need to let your university know if your school or college is submitting an appeal. Keep them informed – they may be able to keep the place for you while you wait for the outcome. We intend to complete all initial reviews where university places are at stake by UCAS entry deadline of 7 September.
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A number of organisations can help and support you during this time.
The Exam Results Helpline – nationalcareers.service.gov.uk
Information on appeals, complaints and what your next steps might be once you’ve received your results.
Tel: 0800 100 900 (8am-10pm, 7 days a week)
Ofqual – gov.uk/ofqual
Student support phoneline if you want to find out more about how you were graded, the autumn exams series, how to make an appeal or raise a concern about bias or discrimination.
Tel: 0300 303 3344 (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday)
UCAS – ucas.com
Information on University applications.
Tel: 0371 4680 468
Young minds – youngminds.org.uk
Phone number: Text YM to 85258
Childline – childline.org.uk
Phone number: 0800 1111
Details of GCSE, AS and A Level exams in autumn 2020 has been confirmed by Ofqual. We’ve summarised the key points and what it means for you and your teachers.
If you were not able to get a school or college to generate centre assessment grades for you this summer, you may consider taking exams in autumn 2020 or in summer 2021.
Exams this autumn provide an opportunity for students, such as private candidates, who were unable to receive a calculated grade this summer and for others seeking to improve their grade.