Results and certification

Post-results services

T Levels

The documents below provide full details on which services are available for each of our T Levels components/units.

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All Exams Officers can request post-results services, but you will need to get permission from students before applying.

 

The Reviews of Marking and Moderation (RoMM) services form part of the post-result services offered to providers and students. Before providers make request for a post-result service, you will need to get permission from students before applying.

The Reviews of Marking and Moderation (RoMM) services allow you to request us to run additional checks that the grades we've issued to your students are correct.

Providers may wish to apply for a post-result service if, but not limited to:

  • all parts of the exam paper have not been marked
  • marks have been recorded/added up incorrectly
  • the grade boundaries have not been applied accurately
  • mark scheme has not been applied accurately.

To submit a post-results service request, please email traditionalprocessing@pearson.com and provide the following information:

  • type of service requested
  • student details
  • qualification and component information which the post-results service is being requested for.
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Our Reviews of Marking and Moderation (RoMM) services allow you to request us to run additional checks that the grades we've issued to your candidates are correct.

 

What is it?

A check of all clerical procedures which lead to us issuing a result. This includes making sure that:

  • all parts of the exam paper have been marked
  • marks have been recorded/added up correctly
  • special consideration has been applied (where appropriate)
  • the grade boundaries have been applied accurately.

You might consider this service if the results for one candidate are unexpected compared to the rest of the cohort.

Candidates’ marks or grades can go up, go down or stay the same.

To get a copy of the clerically checked exam paper, you should request an 'Access to student assessment evidence' service at the same time as submitting the Service 1. There is a fee for this additional service.

Pearson will aim to respond to requests within 10 working days following receipt of a request.

What is it?

A check that our examiners have marked externally assessed components correctly. This includes:

  • a clerical check (Service 1)
  • a review of marking of units/components by a senior examiner.

You can ask us to review the marking of exam papers for individual candidates and the results for each candidate will be reported separately. 

Candidates’ marks or grades can go up, go down or stay the same.

Pearson will aim to undertake their review within 25 working days following receipt of a request.

What is it?

This service is the same as Service 2 'Review of marking', but is processed faster.

Candidates’ marks or grades can go up, go down or stay the same.

It is generally used when a candidate’s place in further/higher education depends on the outcome.

Pearson will aim to respond to requests within 10 working days following receipt of a request.

Our approach to managing all post-results services is to ensure that every candidate has a result that accurately reflects their performance, to maintain confidence in our qualifications and outcomes. However if, as a centre, you have concerns regarding the marking for a component or subject cohort, you should submit requests for reviews of marking for all candidates you believe to be affected. This will enable us to take a holistic view of the quality of marking and allow us to take any corrective action, which may be required, in a timely fashion.

You must obtain written candidate consent for reviews of marking after the publication of results as, with these services, candidates’ marks and subject grades may be lowered. Candidates must be informed of this possible outcome and provide their written consent before an application is submitted.

> For further information, please refer to the Joint Council for Qualifications guidance

A centre that is dissatisfied with the outcome of a review of marking or moderation (RoMM), special consideration or access arrangement request, or malpractice determination, may wish to appeal against the decision.

We will allow the head of centre (or designated member of the centre’s senior management team or examinations manager) 30 calendar days from the receipt of the outcome to lodge an appeal.

T Level Technical Qualification Appeals

The grounds for appeal as specified in the JCQ document - A Guide to Appeals Processes, Autumn 2021 Series - will apply for T level Technical Qualifications, with some minor amendments to the details contained in that document. The differences are:

  1. T Level Technical Qualification preliminary appeals will be processed within 20 working days and not the 42 calendar days stated in the JCQ document
  2. Where a grade for one or both of the sub-components changes, as an outcome of the appeal, the UMS will also change and we will check whether this impacts the overall component grade.

The appeals process is summarised below, and full details are available in the JCQ document, above. This summary document should be read in conjunction with the full JCQ document which provides the details of the appeals process that will be applied to T level Technical Qualifications.

Appeals

Pearson will accept appeals in relation to these areas of our work:

  • the outcome of any moderation of a centre’s marking of an assessment, following a review of moderation in respect of that marking
  • the result for any assessment in respect of a learner, following a review of marking of Marked Assessment Material in respect of that assessment
  • decisions regarding Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration
  • decisions relating to any action to be taken against a learner or a centre following an investigation into malpractice or maladministration.

In addition, some other administrative decisions, such as in cases of missing scripts, may be subject to review by awarding body officers.

An appeal may be submitted if the appellant considers that either:

  • a marking or moderation (or a review of marking/moderation) error has occurred; or
  • the awarding body did not apply its procedures consistently, properly or fairly.

Who can appeal?

Appeals must not be submitted by the head of centre or private candidate until the outcome of the relevant post-results service.

Appeals for internal candidates must be submitted by the head of centre. Internal candidates and/or their parents/carers are not entitled to appeal directly to the awarding body. Representations must be made to the head of centre where the candidate was entered or registered. The head of centre’s decision, as to whether to proceed with an appeal, is subject to the centre’s internal appeals arrangements.

A private candidate may submit an application for an appeal directly to an awarding body.

Stages of the appeals process

There is a two-stage appeals process for T Level Technical Qualifications:

  1. Preliminary appeal– this involves an investigation of the case by an awarding body officer who has not had any previous involvement with, or personal interest in, the matter. This preliminary stage will include consideration of the written submission from the appellant. After the preliminary stage, the case will either be rejected (disallowed) or upheld (allowed) in whole or in part.
  2. Appeal hearing - an appeal hearing may only be requested once a preliminary appeal has been completed. An appeal hearing is designed to ensure that the appellant has a formal opportunity to present their case to an impartial body. A member of centre staff must represent the centre at the appeal hearing for internal candidate appeals. A request for an appeal hearing must be made within 14 calendar days of receipt of the preliminary appeal outcome.

Following the completion of the awarding organisation appeals process, an application may be made to Ofqual’s Exam Procedures Review Service (EPRS) in line with the published terms of reference for that service.

Submitting an appeal

Appeals should be sent to edexcelappeals@pearson.com using JCQ/App1 in the JCQ document.

We will normally expect centres to contribute towards the costs of appeal investigations and hearings. The maximum amounts that we will charge are £120.85 per examination component for the initial appeal investigation, and £151.05 for any subsequent appeal hearing. There is no requirement for any fee to be submitted with the initial appeal application. We will not charge centres for special consideration appeals, nor for other appeals if an appeal is upheld.

JCQ rules and guidance

JCQ Appeals Booklet

Access Arrangements, Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration guidance

Suspected Malpractice in Examinations and Assessments


Ofqual regulations

Ofqual guidance on reviews and appeals

Changes to regulations for enquiries and appeals

General Conditions of Recognition

Additional rules and guidance for Technical Qualifications


Further guidance

If you are unsure whether you have grounds to appeal, are unsure how to present your grounds for appeal, or would like further guidance on the appeals process, the Appeals Office can be contacted at  edexcelappeals@pearson.com and we will be happy to arrange a time to discuss matters with you.

You'll find our fees for all of our post-results services here, including details of the situations where we won't charge.

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Technical qualification Fee
Technical Qualification in Accounting TBC
Technical Qualification in Finance TBC
Technical Qualification in Digital Production £11.08
Technical Qualification in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction £11.08
Technical qualification Fee
Technical Qualification in Accounting TBC
Technical Qualification in Finance TBC
Technical Qualification in Digital Production £55.40
Technical Qualification in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction £55.40
Technical qualification Fee
Technical Qualification in Accounting TBC
Technical Qualification in Finance TBC
Technical Qualification in Digital Production £68.50
Technical Qualification in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction £68.50
Technical qualification Fee
Technical Qualification in Accounting TBC
Technical Qualification in Finance TBC
Technical Qualification in Digital Production £6.04
Technical Qualification in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction £6.04

Under this tab, you'll find a summary of key dates for receiving results, and requesting post-results services including Reviews of Marking (RoM) and Access to Student Assessments.

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November 2021 series

Results released

17 March 2022

Reviews of marking and moderation (ROMM)

17 March 2022 until:

Service 1 21 April 2022
Service 2 21 April 2022
Service P2 NA

Access to student assessment

17 March 2022 until:

 


31 March 2022

Summer 2022 series

Results released

18 August 2022

Reviews of marking and moderation (ROMM)

18 August 2022 until:

Service 1 29 September 2022
Service 2 29 September 2022
Service P2 29 September 2022

Access to student assessment

18 August 2022 until:

 


1 September 2022

Pearson will aim to send providers a copy of the relevant original marked Student Assessment evidence within 10 working days of receipt of a request in order to help providers to decide whether to request a Review of Marking.

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