Examinations - Post Results Services 2017


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    If you have any concerns about your examination results, after consultation with your teacher, you may wish to apply for a copy of your script, a clerical check or a review of marking. Please be aware that there are deadlines for these services, which may fall during the school holidays and fees may be payable.  Please see below for details of services available, the deadlines and details of how to apply. 

    Before making an application for Post Result Services please carefully read all the following information.

    Priority Services Available

    If you are considering a Priority Service (below) you need to speak to your subject teacher on results day. 

    • Priority - Post-results review of marking 
    *For GCE A-level candidates if a place in higher education is dependent on the outcome. (Any applications not meeting this criteria will be treated as normal Service 2 requests.)

    This is a post-results review of the original marking to ensure that the agreed mark scheme has been applied correctly. It is not a re-marking of the candidate’s script.

    The service is available for externally assessed components. 
    This service will include:
     the clerical re-checks detailed in Service 1, detailed below;
     a review of marking as described above;
     if requested, a copy of the reviewed script(s) for those units/components included as part of the Access to Scripts service. (If the nature of the unit/component is such that access to scripts cannot be arranged, such as externally assessed GCE AS and GCE A2 Modern Foreign Language Speaking tests, then a report/copy of the record sheet may be requested.

    Available for externally assessed components: 
    GCE *see above.
    GCSE (Edexcel Exams only.)

    • Priority Script 
    A Copy of relevant scripts before deciding whether to lodge an enquiry about results. 

    Available for: GCE and GCSE all Exam boards

    If you are unable to speak to your subject teacher on results day you need to see the 6th Form Advice Surgery Team in school between 09.30 and 3:00 PM on 17th August or between 09.30 and noon on 24th August.  

    How to Apply
    Post Results Services application forms will be available from the Data and Examinations Office and the 6th Form Advice Surgery Team on 17th and 24th August (results day) and from 4th September until the deadlines listed below.

    For any of the enquiries about results or access to scripts services listed the candidate’s signature on the Post Results Services application form is required to confirm consent.   (Fully informed consent from the candidate is also acceptable by e-mail from the school email account only.) 

    For a Priority Post Result Review of Marking or a Priority Access to Scripts request a completed form must be received by the Examinations Officer and (if applicable) payment must be made via Wisepay no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday 24th August.

    PLEASE NOTE: We will not be able to accept requests for any services if we receive them after the deadline, we do not have written consent or any applicable fees have not been paid.

    The deadline for all post results services are detailed below.

    Post Results Services Deadlines

    Priority Review of marking Thursday 24th August 12:00 NOON
    Priority Script Thursday 24th August 12:00 NOON
    Clerical re-check  -  Service Wednesday 13th September
    Review of marking - Service 2 (Non-Priority) Wednesday 13th September
    Review of moderation - Service 3 Wednesday 13th September
    Non-Priority Original Scripts Friday 22nd September


    Fees
    The awarding bodies’ fees are detailed on the Application for Post Results Services form.  In accordance with the school’s Examination Policy, should the Centre not uphold the enquiry, and the candidate insists on pursuing it the candidate must pay the fee for any post result service.   Applicable fees should be paid via Wisepay.  Should an Enquiry about Result lead to a change in the final grade any fees paid for the enquiry will be reimbursed.  Fees for Access to Script Services are not reimbursable.

    All Services Available

    Enquiry about Results services (EARs).

    • Service 1 (Clerical re-check)
    This is a re-check of all clerical procedures leading to the issue of a result and will include the following checks:
     that all parts of the script have been marked;
     the totalling of marks;
     the recording of marks;
     if requested, a copy of the re-checked script(s) for those units/components included in the Access to Scripts service.
    The deadline for completion, by the awarding body, is within 10 calendar days of the awarding body receiving the request.

    • Priority - Post-results review of marking  - Priority Service 2P
    See details above. 

    The deadline for completion by the awarding body is within 15 calendar days of the awarding body receiving the request.

    DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION (AND PAYMENT IF APPLICABLE):  Thursday 24th August 12:00 NOON

    • Post-results review of marking - Service 2 (Non-Priority for all other Enquiries)
    This service is as Service 2P, for all non-priority requests.

    The deadline for completion, by the awarding body, is within 20 calendar days of the awarding body receiving the request. 

    • Post-results review of moderation - Service 3
    This is a review of the original moderation to ensure that the assessment criteria have been fairly, reliably and consistently applied. (Please note that if the centre’s controlled assessment or coursework marks have been accepted without change by an awarding body, this service will not be available.)
     Review of moderation will be undertaken on the original sample of candidates’ work.
     Review of moderation cannot be undertaken upon the work of an individual candidate or the work of candidates not in the original sample.

    This service is not available for individual candidates and must be discussed with your teacher.

    The deadline for completion, by the awarding body, is within 35 calendar days of the awarding body receiving the request.

    Appeals

     If after receiving the outcome of an enquiry about results you remain dissatisfied with the outcome there is an appeal process available.  Please speak to your subject teacher or the Examinations Officer to find out whether an appeal is possible.  The deadline to lodge an appeal is within two weeks of receiving the relevant decision or outcome. (Fees may apply.)

    Access to Scripts (ATS)
     
    • Priority Script
    As above

    If a GCE A-level or a Level 3 Principal Learning candidate is thinking of having a Priority Service 2 enquiry about results, an application for a priority copy must not be requested. Centres should progress straight to a Priority Service 2 enquiry about results, given the amount of time available for this service.
    Centres will receive the copies by no later than 7th September 2017.

    DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION (AND PAYMENT IF APPLICABLE):  Thursday 24th August 12:00 NOON.

    • Non-Priority Original Scripts (to support teaching and learning  )
    Centres will be able to request copies of relevant scripts to support teaching and learning. 

    • Copy of Reviewed Scripts (To be requested at the same time as the EAR request)
    A copy of the reviewed script to be delivered after the review has been completed.

    Conditions of Access to Scripts (ATS) service:
     
    Awarding bodies will only release scripts to centres under the following conditions:
    • Scripts must only be seen by teachers who are members of staff at that centre or within a consortium of centres, or returned directly to candidates.
    • Where teaching staff intend to use scripts for teaching and learning purposes or as examples for other students, prior written permission must be obtained from the candidates concerned.
    • This permission must be sought only after the candidates have received their results for the respective examination series. Candidates who grant their permission have the right to anonymity of their scripts before use.  (Written consent from the candidate is also acceptable by e-mail.)
    • A candidate has the right to instruct their centre not to request their scripts.
    • The originals of scripts that are or have been the subject of any malpractice investigation can be withheld by an awarding body. In these circumstances, a photocopy of the scripts may be requested.
    • Once an awarding body has returned an original hard copy script to a centre or a private candidate, its security is compromised and it can no longer be subject to an enquiry about results.


    Which service do I want?

     
    Frequently Asked Questions

    A Higher Education place is at stake – which service shall I use?
    You should apply for a Priority Service 2 review of marking. You only have until 24th August to request a Priority Service 2 EAR. Please note that you cannot ask for a priority copy of the script.

    I just want to see the candidate’s script and do not want a review of the marking
    You should request scripts to support teaching and learning.

    I want to see a script to decide whether to have its marking reviewed
    You should ask for a priority copy of the script to support a review of marking. (You cannot do this for AQA GCSE qualifications scripts.)

    If I ask for the return of a script (not a copy) can I use that to decide whether or not to have the marking reviewed?
    No.
    Firstly, awarding bodies do not despatch scripts to support teaching and learning until after the deadline for enquiries about results. Secondly, where an original hard copy script is in the centre’s possession, its security is compromised and it cannot then be accepted for a review of marking.

    I want to see a script after it has undergone a review of the original marking
    You should request Service 2 (a mark review) or Priority Service 2 (a priority mark review)
    and make sure that you request a copy when submitting your request. The script will be reviewed and the copy sent to you when the service is completed.   It is strongly recommended that you do not ask for a review of marking, and then separately ask for the return of the script to support teaching and learning.

    PLEASE NOTE:  WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT REQUESTS FOR ANY SERVICES IF WE RECEIVE THEM AFTER THE DEADLINE, WE DO NOT HAVE WRITTEN CONSENT OR ANY APPLICABLE FEES HAVE NOT BEEN PAID.  


     



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