Although GCSE exams have been cancelled for this year because of the pandemic, you will still be issued grades if you were due to take them in 2021, with the results decided upon by your teacher, based on how well you’ve done on the course in question. Coursework, mock exams and class-based tests will all be taken into account when finalising your grades.
The results themselves will be published on August 12th but, of course, this has been a particularly tricky 18 months or so for students around the country, so if you’re unhappy with your grades and believe you’ve been treated unfairly, it’s important to know how to go about appealing the outcome.
Your school or college can request a review of your exam results to have them looked at by the exam board again and, if you’re still not satisfied with the outcome, they can then take the appeal further on to Ofqual, which is the organisation that regulates qualifications, exams and assessments in England.
In order to appeal, you will need to ask for a centre review, which is carried out by your school. You’ll need the centre policy, the sources of evidence used to determine your grade, as well as the grades associated with them, details of special circumstances that have been considered, and details of variations in evidence used based on disruption to what you were taught.
If, after all the reviews have been carried out, you’re still unhappy with your grade, you can resit your exams in the autumn exam series, taking place in November this year.
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