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Arrangements for Appeals and Autumn Exam Series 2020

The Deepings School will:

  • follow information provided by awarding bodies to determine the grounds on which an appeal can be made on behalf of a candidate, or candidates
  • make candidates aware of the arrangements in place for appeals prior to the issue of results by sharing the information on this exams microsite
  • provide candidates with a statement of the arrangements promptly when requested
  • seek any information the awarding body holds in relation to how final grades were calculated if there is a concern about any results
  • submit an appeal to the awarding body on behalf of a candidate or candidates where it is believed:
    • the centre itself made an error when submitting centre assessment grade or rank order information to the awarding body and has supporting evidence that confirms an error was made (and will submit its supporting evidence at the earliest stage and explain why data which the Head of Centre declared to be accurate is now considered incorrect)
    • the awarding body made a mistake in the operation of the standardisation model where the wrong data was used to calculate results
    • the awarding body made an administrative error in the issuing of results
  • collect consent from a candidate before any appeal is submitted to the awarding body.

The arrangements for awarding qualifications in summer 2020 state:

Candidates can appeal their grades through their centre if they feel the process this summer was not followed correctly in their case.

A candidate can:

  • ask their centre to appeal on their behalf to an awarding body if there is evidence that leads a candidate to believe:
    • the centre made an error when submitting a centre assessment grade or rank order information
    • an awarding body made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade
  • appeal against the centre’s decision:
    • not to seek any information the awarding body holds that would be needed for an appeal; and/or
    • not to appeal to the awarding body.

A candidate cannot:

  • appeal against their centre assessment grades and position in the rank order
  • appeal in respect of the process or procedure used by The Deepings School in calculating their centre assessment grades and position in the rank order
  • appeal directly in any respect to the awarding body.

Internal appeals procedure

The Deepings School will provide a process for a candidate to appeal against any decision the centre may make:

  • not to seek from the awarding body any information the awarding body holds that would be needed for an appeal; and/ or
  • not to appeal to the awarding body

The Deepings School will:

  • inform candidates of the arrangements for appeals prior to the issue of results and the accessibility of senior members of centre staff immediately after the publication of results through this exams microsite
  • appeal to an awarding body on a candiate’s behalf if it believes the centre itself made an error when submitting a centre assessment grade or rank order information or if it believes an awarding body made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade
  • ask the candidate to provide written informed consent (informed consent via candidate email is acceptable) before an appeal is submitted to the awarding body as the appeal could result in the final grade being lower than, higher than, or the same as the grade which was originally awarded
  • only collect consent after the publication of results
  • where relevant, advise an affected candidate to inform any third party (such as a university or college) that an appeal has been submitted to an awarding body.

The Deepings School will not:

  • seek any information the awarding body holds that would be needed for an appeal if it does not believe an awarding body made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade
  • appeal to an awarding body on a candidate’s behalf if it does not believe the centre itself made an error when submitting a centre assessment grade or rank order information or if it does not believe an awarding body made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade

An internal appeal may be submitted to the centre where a candidate (or his/ her parent/ carer) believes there are grounds to appeal against the centre’s decision:

  • not to seek any information the awarding body holds that would be needed for an appeal
  • not to appeal to the awarding body.

Further details and deadlines will be given in due course, either through the microsite or on request.

The candidate will be informed of the outcome of the internal appeal as soon as a decision has been made and in sufficient time for the centre to take any appropriate action where the internal appeal may be upheld.

If the internal appeal is upheld by the centre:

  • the centre will request information the awarding body holds that would be needed for an appeal within the time period set by the awarding body
  • where applicable, the centre will submit an appeal on the candidate’s behalf to meet the awarding body’s deadline for appeals
  • any fees that may be charged by the awarding body for a preliminary appeal will be passed on.

Final Appeal Deadline:

GCE - 15 September 2020

GCSE - 15 September 2020

 

Autumn Exam Series

If you wish to sit an examination in the Autumn series please email your request to jgill@deepings.anthemtrust.uk with the following details:

Name, DOB, Candidate number, Subject, Code and Level ( eg; GCE or GCSE) by the following deadlines:

GCE - 9am, 3 September 2020

GCSE - 9am, 16 September 2020

If you are awaiting an outcome for an appeal please complete the above procedure if you wish to sit an examination as it can be withdrawn if the appeal is successful.