2021 GCSE and A Level Grading

2021 Appeals Information

Click on the link to download a copy of the form you need to fill in to appeal a grade you have been awarded.

Email your completed form to exams@oldfieldschool.com .

You will need to fill out a separate form for each grade you wish to appeal.

The first step is for you to make a centre appeal, and once that is complete you can decide whether or not to request an awarding organisation appeal.

2021 GCSE and A-level result appeals form

What may happen to your grade during the centre review and appeals process?

If you request a centre review or an awarding organisation appeal there are three possible outcomes:

  • Your original grade is lowered, so your final grade will be lower than the original grade you received.
  • Your original grade is confirmed, so there is no change to your grade.
  • Your original grade is raised, so your final grade will be higher than the original grade you received.

Once a finding has been made you cannot withdraw your request for a centre review or appeal. If your grade has been lowered you will not be able to revert back to the original grade you received on results day

What will be checked during a centre review?

You can ask the centre to check whether it made a procedural error, an administrative error, or both. A procedural error means a failure to follow the process set out in the centre policy. An administrative error means an error in recording your grade or submitting your grade to the awarding organisation. You must request a centre review before you can request an awarding organisation appeal. This is so the awarding organisation is certain that your grade is as the centre intended.

What will be checked during an awarding organisation appeal?

You can ask the awarding organisation to check whether the centre made a procedural error – or whether the awarding organisation itself made an administrative error. You can also ask the awarding organisation to check whether the academic judgement of the centre was unreasonable, either in the selection of evidence or the determination of your grade.

 

 Key dates for Y13 priority appeals

(Students who have missed the grades required for their firm choice.)

Our suggested deadline Official deadline
A-Level results day n/a Tue August 10th
Candidate requests stage 1

(centre review)

Thu August 12th Mon August 16th
Centres complete reviews

 

Fri August 13th Fri August 20th
Candidate requests stage 2

(Awarding Organisation appeal)

Mon August 16th n/a
Centres submit reviews to exam board Wed August 18th Mon August 23rd

 

Key dates for Y11 appeals and non-priority Y12&13 appeals

Our suggested deadline Official deadline
GCSE results day n/a Thu August 12th 
Candidate requests stage 1

(centre review)

Wed August 25th Fri September 3rd
Centres complete reviews Fri September 3rd Fri September 10th
Candidate requests stage 2

(Awarding Organisation appeal)

Mon September 6th n/a
Centres submit reviews to exam board Fri September 17th Fri September 17th

 

Centre Policy

Please click on the link to view the Oldfield School Centre Policy for A Levels and GCSE’s for Summer 2021.

Summer 2021 – Oldfield School Centre policy 

The policy closely follows the template policy published by the JCQ but has been amended to reflect the specific arrangements we have put in place.  It is quite an in-depth, dense document so the information video below has been made to explain the key points from a student perspective.

 

Information video

Please click on the link to view an information video that has been shown to students to explain the grading process this summer. It is intended to explain key aspects of the process from a student perspective.