Appeals Process

The appeals process involves 2 stages. The first stage is called a centre review and the second stage is an awarding organisation appeal.

What may happen to your grade during the centre review and appeals process?

If you request a centre review or an awarding organisation appeal there are three possible outcomes:

  • Your original grade is lowered, so your final grade will be lower than the original grade you received.
  • Your original grade is confirmed, so there is no change to your grade.
  • Your original grade is raised, so your final grade will be higher than the original grade you received.

Once a finding has been made you cannot withdraw your request for a centre review or appeal. If your grade has been lowered you will not be able to revert back to the original grade you received on results day.

What will be checked during a centre review?

You can ask the centre to check whether it made a procedural error, an administrative error, or both. A procedural error means a failure to follow the process set out in the centre policy. An administrative error means an error in recording your grade or submitting your grade to the awarding organisation.

You must request a centre review before you can request an awarding organisation appeal. This is so the awarding organisation is certain that your grade is as the centre intended.

What will be checked during an awarding organisation appeal?

You can ask the awarding organisation to check whether the centre made a procedural or administrative error – or whether the awarding organisation itself made an administrative error. You can also ask the awarding organisation to check whether the academic judgement of the centre was unreasonable, either in the selection of evidence or the determination of your grade.

When do I need to submit my request?

As appeals for GCSE results are regarded as non-priority appeals, you will need to submit your Centre Review request between Friday 27th Aug and Friday 3rd Sept. Awarding Organisation reviews should be submitted between Mon 6th Sept and Fri 17th Sept

To request an appeal, please complete the form below and return it using this email address. Do not use any other school email contact. Please be aware that you must request a centre review before you make an awarding organisation appeal.

appeals@davisonhigh.school