Post Results Information 2023


Following the issue of results, awarding bodies make post-results services available. Sale Grammar School will support its students through the appeals process.

Candidate consent

Candidates must provide their written consent for clerical re-checks, reviews of marking and access to scripts services offered by the awarding bodies after the publication of examination results (GR 5.13).

It must be noted that it is the candidate's decision to go ahead with any reviews of marking and they must make these applications themselves. We will not accept any application from a 3rd party on their behalf.

Below is a list of what post services are available.

Access to Scripts (ATS):

Copies of scripts to support reviews of marking
Copies of scripts to support teaching and learning
Reviews of Results (RoRs):

Service 1 (Clerical re-check) 
Service 2 (Review of marking)
Priority Service 2 (Review of marking) - This service is only available for externally assessed components of GCE A-level specifications
Service 3 (Review of moderation) - This service is not available to an individual candidate and would be undertaken by the centre.

The appeals process is available after receiving the outcome of a review of results.
Any appeals must be made via the Head of Centre (Mrs Smith).
All that requests must be made through the centre.

If a candidate wishes to make a post results request, then the following procedures will apply:

The request must be made to the exams officer via the school website or use the link below before the deadline date stating clearly which service is required.

Post Result Services - Summer 2023 (

Payment should be made through the school’s website and/or using the link below.

Candidates must read all of the instructions on the post results form before requesting any service to ensure they understand the services on offer, the fees charged and the internal deadlines which must be met.
The Exams Officer will electronically submit any request to the awarding bodies and will notify the candidate of the outcome by email.
All requests will be acknowledged within 7 working days of submission.

Each examination board has their own fees listed for each service available.

The following information is from the JCQ guidance on Post Result Services. It may offer you some further information about the Review of Services available and help you decide whether you wish to proceed with one of the following options. Candidate consent is required for all Reviews of Marking.

Service 1 (Clerical re-check)

This service will include the following checks:

• that all parts of the script have been marked;

• the totalling of marks;

• the recording of marks.

The outcome of the clerical re-check will be reported along with a statement of the total marks awarded for each unit, or component, included in the enquiry.

Only Service 1 clerical re-checks can be requested for objective tests (multiple choice tests)

Service 2 (Review of marking)

This service will include:

• the clerical re-checks detailed in Service 1;

• a review of marking as described below.

This is a post-results review of the original marking to ensure that the mark scheme has been applied correctly.

A marking error can occur because of:

• an administrative error;

• a failure to apply the mark scheme where a task has only a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer;

• an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement.

The awarding body will train its reviewers to conduct reviews of marking accurately and consistently. Reviewers will not re-mark the script. They will only act to correct any errors identified in the original marking.

Priority Service 2 (Review of marking)

The service is available for externally assessed components of both unitised and linear GCE A-level specifications only.

This is a priority review of the original marking to ensure that the mark scheme has been applied correctly. It is the same as Service 2 but emphasis on priority which is why there is an earlier deadline.

Centres are strongly advised to submit requests for reviews of marking for any candidate, by subject, for whom they have concerns at the earliest opportunity. This is particularly so regarding priority reviews of marking where the candidate’s university or college place may be at stake.

Outcome of a Review of Marking Service:

There are three possible outcomes arising from a review of moderation:

• no change to the original moderation decision.

• a correction to the original moderation decision.

• reinstatement of centre marks.

For the first two outcomes awarding bodies will provide a reason.

Where there has been a reduction in marks or a downgrade following a review of marking, the request cannot be revoked and the original mark or grade will not be reinstated.

A Level Candidates

Important: Awarding bodies strongly advise candidates and/or their centres to inform their university or college choices that a review of results has been requested. By informing them, they may be able to keep the candidate’s place open until the review has been completed.

An awarding body will not inform UCAS or others that a review of marking has been requested. However, it will advise UCAS of any grade change arising from a review. Full details on the guidance provided by UCAS may be found at:

Exam reviews and appeals | UCAS Clearing