Teams of examiners assess every exam paper. They are specialists in their subjects, and follow a strict marking scheme. Principal examiners oversee the process to make sure that grades are awarded fairly.
If a student is awarded a grade that differs significantly from their teacher’s prediction or comparative performance, their exam is automatically re-checked and often re-graded. Borderline grades are also re-marked to ensure the grade is fair.
The exam marking process is carefully designed to be fair to all students. However, if you feel that your exam result does not represent your work, you can ask to have your paper re-marked.
Request for a Post Results Checks and Appeal Services
Students’ grades have been determined by schools and colleges this year as teachers are best placed to do this. The appeals process is a critical safety net in the event that anything goes wrong to ensure that each learner has an individual right to appeal their grades via a transparent process of review.
If you are a school candidate and believe that your exam results are incorrect, you should talk to your teacher. If your teacher agrees that you should request a results check or Appeal, you will need to submit your request to your school, who will then submit your request to the British Council.
If you are a private candidate and believe that your exam results are incorrect, please submit your request to the British Council.
Post-result check and appeal deadlines and applicable fees are published below.
Remember: your grade and mark may be lowered, confirmed or raised following the enquiry. If your grade is raised, you may be entitled to a full refund for this service.
Fees and deadlines:
For Pearson Edexcel candidates: Please download the Appeals Services - Edexcel - May June 2021 document to find out the closing dates and the fees for the respective services.