Enquiries about results is a post-results service offered by all the examination boards. It enables the school, through requests to the exam boards, to have an examination paper or other externally assessed piece of work reviewed.
A request for a review must be done through the School via the Exams office. This is the only route recognised by the exam boards. If you wish to make a request, you should speak firstly to the Subject Teacher.
The Subject Teacher or Head of Department will be able to look at the grade boundaries to make the decision as to whether or not a review is recommended.
Alternatively, your Subject Teacher may request a review. This again will be based on the closeness of the mark to the next grade boundary.
In both cases, you will need to complete a Candidate Consent form
The following information is taken from the JCQ website to explain why your consent is needed;
If your Examination Centre makes an enquiry about a result, (review of original marking) and a subsequent appeal, for one of your examinations after your subject grade has been issued, there are three possible outcomes:
1. Your original mark is lowered, so your final grade may be lower than the original grade you received.
2. Your original mark is confirmed as correct, so there is no change to your grade.
3. Your original mark is raised, so your final grade may be higher than the original grade you received.
In order for your Examination Centre to proceed with the enquiry about your results, you must sign (the Candidate Consent form). This tells the Head of your Centre, that you have understood what the outcome might be, and that you give your consent to the enquiry about results be made.