On this page, in a series of FAQs, we explain how our Digital Applications (CiDA and DiDA) have been marked and graded in summer 2020.

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Schools and colleges provided exam boards with rank orders and Centre Assessment Grades this year in the absence of exams.

The rank orders and Centre Assessment Grades contained teachers’ professional judgements of the most likely grades students would have achieved, had they taken their exams.

Exam boards used the statistical model below, developed by Ofqual, to look at things like historical data and the national picture, as well as the data from schools, to issue final grades.

This is really important as it makes the process as fair as it can be for everyone by ensuring the same grading standards are applied for all schools and colleges and that grades remain comparable from one year to the next.

Find out more information on our student support page

Centres were asked to make judgements which reflected how students would have performed under ordinary circumstances.

Where special considerations, requirements or adjustments would have been applied for students, centres were able to bear that in mind when making their judgements.

We can correct errors such as misspelled names very quickly, but you need to speak to the exams officer at your school or college to request any changes.

These requests must come from someone at your centre as it can be a time-consuming process to identify students who call or email us.

If we can’t identify you, we can’t make changes to confidential information.

If you are unhappy with your result you should speak to your centre in the first instance. Your centre will check if you are able to appeal.

If you're still unhappy with your result and/or appeal outcome, you'll be able to sit/resit the assessment at the next available opportunity.