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Appeals Information


Arrangements for appeals

Even if your results aren’t what you were hoping for, you might still be able to move on to the next stage of your education or employment as you had planned. If you have concerns about how your grades were arrived at, it is important to remember that:

1. You can ask Barking Abbey School to check whether an administrative error occurred when submitting information to the exam board. Administrative errors might include, for example, mixing up 2 students with similar names, or accidentally copying across the wrong data, but do not relate to the professional judgements of centres in assigning CAGs. If Barking Abbey School finds a mistake has been made with the information we provided we can ask the exam board to correct it.

2. Barking Abbey School can appeal to the exam board on your behalf if we believe the exam board made a mistake when it communicated your grades.

3. You cannot challenge Barking Abbey School under the appeals process on the centre assessment grades it submitted or your rank order positions. Any appeal would have to be undertaken by someone better placed than your teachers to judge your likely grade if exams had taken place. In the unique circumstances of this summer, we do not believe there is such a person.

4. You cannot appeal because your mock result was higher than the grade you were awarded. Your mock grade will have been taken into account in determining your centre assessment grade. You will either receive your centre assessment grade or your calculated grade (whichever is higher).

All appeals must be made by the school, students cannot appeal directly to the awarding bodies. This summer, your grade is protected, meaning that it will not go down to a lower grade as a result of an appeal.


An appeal request should be submitted by:

  • Completing an online form raising a concern regarding results – form to be submitted by Thursday 3 September allowing for investigation by Barking Abbey School. If Barking Abbey School agree to support an application for appeal, candidate consent must be given by Tuesday 15 September at the latest. 

A request to complete an appeal consent form will be sent to you if Barking Abbey School agree to submit an appeal to the exam board.


Please see Ofquals guide to appeal: