Grades – 2021
Evidence sources for grades
Malmesbury School centre policy
Summer 2021 series appeals
You must complete this form when submitting an appeal. Once completed, email it to Appeals2021@malmesbury.wilts.sch.uk.
GCSEs, AS and A-levels
- Students’ right to appeal – If a student (including private candidates) feels the grade they’ve received is wrong, there’s an appeals process unique to this summer series, for them to follow.
- Grounds of appeal – Ofqual has produced a Student guide to awarding summer 2021 to help explain the process.
- Stage one – Centre review
- If a student feels their grade is wrong, they should speak to their school or college first to check if there was a mistake in determining or submitting the grade.
- If there was a mistake, schools and colleges can submit a revised grade to the exam board to consider.
- Stage two – Exam board review
- If schools and colleges don’t find a mistake but the student still believes that their grade is wrong, they can ask their school or college to submit a formal appeal to the exam board for them. Students can appeal if they believe any of the following applies:
- there was an error in the way the school or college followed or applied its procedure for determining their grade
- the school or college did not make a reasonable judgement when deciding which evidence to use to determine their grade
- the school or college did not make a reasonable judgement about their grade based on the evidence gathered.
- If an appeal is submitted to an exam board, schools and colleges will need to supply the complete evidence in support of the student’s grade.
- Deadlines – Priority appeals are reserved for students applying to higher education who did not get their first choice university offer. These must be submitted to the school for a centre review by 16th August. Following a centre review, if you wish to submit a stage two appeal this must submitted to the school by 19th August to ensure that it is submitted to the exam board on time.
Non-priority appeals must be submitted to the school for a centre review by 3rd September. Following a centre review, if you wish to submit a stage two appeal this must be submitted by 13th September to ensure that is submitted on time.
Correcting results – Students should be aware that their grade could go up, down, or stay the same.
Students submitting priority appeals must inform their university that they are doing so. Universities are also not obligated to hold places for students while appeals are taking place.
Student guide to awarding summer 2021
Yr 11 Candidate exam handbook 2021
Y12 Student Exam Timetable -21st June – 28th June 2021
Y12 Assessments 2021 Student Timetable