Exam Results Support

You will be aware from previous correspondence from Mr Bowdler that the school went through a rigorous process to allocate Centre Assessed Grades for submission to the exam boards.  The awarding bodies then carried out their own statistical review before arriving at the grades you have been awarded.  Further details about this process are available by clicking here


Ofqual state that students:

  • can ask their school or college to check whether it made an administrative error when submitting their centre assessment grade or position in the rank order and if it agrees it did, to submit an appeal to the exam board.

There is a form available to complete and submit by 19th August if you believe that this is applicable to you. 

Following the decision by the government to use the higher of the Centre Assessed Grades and the awarded grade from the Ofqual algorithm clarification has now been issued as to the options for students who are unhappy with their results.

  1. You can ask your school or college to check whether it made an administrative error 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 your school or college finds it made a mistake in the information it provided it can ask the exam board to correct it.
  2. Your school or college can appeal to the exam board on your behalf if it believes the exam board made a mistake when it communicated your grades.

  3. You cannot challenge your school or college 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.

All appeals must be made by the school or college.


We sincerely hope that you have what you need for your next steps and feel happy with the allocated results but hope that where this is not the case the above information is helpful to you.  We encourage you to speak with the staff in school today to support you.  Thank you for all of your contributions to our school, please do stay in touch.  On behalf of everyone here at Girls’ High, we wish you all the very best for the future.