If you’re unhappy about an exam result, we recommend you speak to Mr Mellor (Data Manager) or Dr Stanton (Assistant Headteacher) the first instance. With their support and guidance, you can request a clerical re-check, review of marking or the marked paper.

If we submit a request for a clerical re-check or a review of the original marking, and then a subsequent appeal, for one of your examinations after your subject grade has been issued, there are three possible outcomes:

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

To proceed with the clerical re-check or review of marking, we will need either an email from your school account sent to [email protected] confirming that you wish to apply for a marking check or a copy of the Candidate Consent Form (found at the bottom of the page), which has been signed.

If you wish to send an email, it must include the following paragraph:

I give my consent to the head of my school or college to submit a clerical re-check or a review of marking for the examination(s) listed above. In giving consent I understand that the final subject grade and/or mark awarded to me following a clerical re-check or a review of marking, and any subsequent appeal, may be lower than, higher than, or the same as the result which was originally awarded for this subject.

This tells us that you have understood what the outcome might be, and that you give your consent to the clerical re-check or review of marking being submitted.


Year 13 only

If you have a university place pending, we advise that you request a priority review of marking.

All students

If you don’t have a university place pending or are in Year 11, you can request a:

  • priority copy of the marked paper to decide if you want a clerical re-check or review of marking
  • clerical re-check
  • review of marking

Types of Re-Marks (Further Information)

Clerical Re-Check

  • Available to all students
  • Usually completed in 10 calendar days
  • Deadline for requests: 29 September 2022

Priority review of marking

  • Completed in 15 calendar days
  • Deadline: 25 August 2022

Review of marking

  • Completed in 20 calendar days
  • Deadline: 29 September 2022

Further Guidance

Further information issued by JCQ can be read via this link: https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Post-Results-Service_June22_FINAL-1.pdf

Candidate Consent Form

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