Results and certification Post-results services

Edexcel Digital Applications (CiDA and DiDA)

If you're not happy with your Digital Applications (CiDA and DiDA) results, there are several options available to you. Find out about our review of marking service and how to get a copy of your exam paper, and read the answers to FAQs about post-results services.

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Can I get the marking of my Unit 1 exam paper checked?

Yes. Quality assurance procedures are in place throughout every stage of the exam cycle, but if you're concerned that your grade is wrong, you can ask us to perform additional checks.

If you'd like to request one of our 'Reviews of marking and moderation' (RoMM) services previously known as 'Enquiries about results' (EAR) services, you'll need to speak to the exams officer at your school or college, who will ask us to review the marking of your question paper on your behalf.

When will I get the result?

The table below shows when you can expect an outcome. For information about deadlines and fees, see:

Post-results key dates

Post-results fees

Service How long will it take?
Review of marking (Service 2) Up to 20 days
Clerical check (Service 1)
Up to 10 days

Before deciding to request a review of marking you should speak to your teacher. They may have additional information on how you performed during your assessment and be able to provide you with guidance.

The majority of review of marking requests do not result in a change to a grade, simply because the review of marking has shown that the original grade was accurate. However, it is possible that your grade could go up, go down or stay the same.

If your grade goes down, you cannot reject the review of marking and go back to the original grade. The only way to improve your grade would be to resit the exam.

The marking of your question paper will be reviewed by a senior examiner, who will check your answers against the mark scheme. This senior examiner won’t have marked your paper before. Once the marking of your paper has been reviewed, we'll do a clerical check to make sure that:

  • everything you've written has been marked
  • all of the marks have been added up to give the correct total mark
  • we’ve entered your total mark correctly on our systems
  • any special consideration has been taken into account (if it was applied for before the exam).

You can request that we only perform the clerical check. This will cost less than having a full review of marking.

If your exam paper was marked using our onscreen marking platform, your work will be sent electronically to a senior examiner as soon as your school or college makes a request.

The senior examiner is able to review the marking of the exam paper online and, as soon as they submit their mark, your school or college will be notified of the outcome.

We aim to have the result of your review of marking back to you within 20 days.

We don't refund students or parents directly but you may be able to request a refund from your school or college if:

  • you've been issued an overall grade and this changes as a result of the review of marking
  • you haven't been issued an overall grade and your notional unit grade changes as a result of the review of marking.

The refund policy for marking reviews is agreed jointly by the major UK awarding organisations.

If you're still not satisfied with the outcome of your review of marking, you can ask your centre to appeal on your behalf. Appeals do not normally involve reviewing your work again, but this will happen if there is evidence that the correct procedure wasn’t followed during the original review of marking.

Your centre has 30 calendar days after receiving the outcome of your review of marking to appeal. We can't process appeal requests after this deadline.

Find out more about appeals

Yes. Although private candidates often find it easier to speak to their school or college about their results, they can contact Pearson directly to request post-results services like a review of marking or to request a marked copy of their exam paper.

If a private candidate is unhappy with the outcome of a review of marking, they can also appeal our decision without going through their exam centre.

Contact our Student Services team

Can I get my work back?

You can ask your school or college to return your eportfolio once results have been released.

Due to the nature of the Unit 1 exam, it's not possible for us to return your marked work for this unit.

Can I get my eportfolio re-marked?

It's not normally possible for you to ask us to look at your eportfolio again.

The mark on your results slip is a UMS mark and won't be the same as the raw mark your teacher gave you.

Find out more about raw and UMS marks.

If you think that the raw mark you've been given is different from the mark your teacher gave you, please check with your teacher to see what happened to marks during moderation. Occasionally we adjust marks during moderation to bring marking in line with other schools. If we adjusted your mark, your teacher will need to decide if they want to send back all of the work from your school or college for remoderation.

If we didn't adjust your mark, talk to your teacher or exams officer and they’ll get in touch with us.

We can't remoderate an individual piece of eportfolio or any work where we didn't change your teacher's original mark. We can only remoderate if we changed the marks given by your teacher, but it's up to your school to decide whether it requests this.

Your school or college should base its decision on what is best for the majority of students. If your school has decided not to submit eportfolios for remoderation, you will need to discuss this directly with them, as we can’t overturn their decision.

When we receive a request for remoderation, we will moderate the eportfolios for all students originally entered at your school or college for a second time. This means that we will request the same sample of marking and the moderation of the work will be reviewed by a senior moderator.

Any changes we make to grades during remoderation may affect all students who submitted work.

The rules around marking, moderation and remoderation of coursework and controlled assessments are agreed jointly by the major UK awarding organisations. They are in place to ensure that all students are treated equally, regardless of the awarding organisation used for their subject.

Can I resubmit my eportfolio/resit the exam?

It may be possible for you to improve your existing work and resubmit your eportfolio but it will depend on which summative project brief you've completed. Your teacher will be able to advise you on whether it will be possible to improve your existing work or if you'll need to complete a different task.

There is no limit to the number of times you can resit the practical exam.

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