This page provides information and support on the summer 2021 appeals process for all centres following our UK and international academic qualifications.

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We understand that teachers have worked incredibly hard to derive fair and consistent grades for their students. Our expert team of reviewers will follow the latest JCQ guidance, carefully considering the complex detail of each individual case.

On 8 June 2021 JCQ published their Guide to appeals processes, Summer 2021 series for GCSE and A level qualifications.

You can watch our video on the appeals process for summer 2021.

International qualifications 

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has outlined the appeals process for regulated GCSEs and A levels in summer 2021 in the JCQ document, A Guide to Appeals Processes, summer 2021. We will follow the same principles for Pearson’s International GCSEs and International AS/A Levels.  

The document below provides a summary of the appeals process for these international qualifications and also provides information on where the appeals process will differ from the arrangements detailed in the JCQ document. 

International qualification appeals should be submitted using the Pearson Appeals Portal. This will be accessed by centres via Edexcel Online (EOL). Applications to appeal should be submitted with the relevant supporting evidence for the appeal. 

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To help international centres navigate the JCQ guidance and understand what you need prepare for before grade submission, after grade submission and for results day, as well as what you need to share with students, we have put together a visual guide that you can download. 

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Appeals fees

Following the publication of the latest JCQ guidance on appeals we’re now waiting for further information from the Department for Education on how appeals will be funded. We will provide more information on this for our UK and international customers as soon as we are able to do so.  

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