Summer 2021 GCE and GCSE Appeals Process

Please refer to the section on appeals for Summer 2021 in the guidance issued by JCQ, pages 6 to 8.

https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/JCQ-Guidance-for-Students-and-Parents-on-Summer-2021.pdf

This explains the different stages and types of appeal you can make and it is important that this is understood before any appeal is made. It is important to remember that grades can go down, up or stay the same at either stage of the appeal process.

Within this document there is a statutory timescale for students, centres and examination bodies to work to when dealing with appeals that is reproduced below:

If you have a place at university that is dependent on your appeal, you should tell the university you are hoping to go to so they can decide how to handle your offer. You should also tell your school or college so they can ask the exam board to prioritise your appeal. The timelines for priority and non-priority appeals will be as follows:

10 August to 7 September: priority appeals window *

STAGE 1

  • 10 August to 16 August: student requests centre review
  • 10 August to 20 August: centre conducts centre review

STAGE 2

  • 11 August to 23 August: centre submits appeal to exam board

10 August to end October: majority of non-priority appeals take place **

STAGE 1

  • 10 August to 3 September: student requests centre review
  • 10 August to 10 September: centre conducts centre review

STAGE 2

  • 11 August to 17 September: centre submits appeal to exam board

Finally, if you believe the exam board has made a procedural error in handling your appeal,
you can apply to Ofqual’s Exam Procedures Review Service to review the process undertaken by the exam board.

Our appeals commitment is designed to fit within this timescale and support students who need to make an appeal.

HIC appeals commitment

All appeals must be submitted on the correct electronic form – download link below.

HIC Appeals Application Summer 2021 Appendix B

It is essential this form is sent by electronic mail to HIC email account ritu.tripathy@harrowindependentcollege.co.uk for the correct stage of an appeal.

When submitting your form by email please name it with the convention: Surname_Exam Details.
If you are unable to submit your appeal by email you can print it and send to the Main College Office, please mark the envelope clearly “APPEAL, for the attention of The Examinations Officer”.

* Priority Appeals Stage 1:
ONLY for A Level students who have not gained their first place university offer this year.

We will accept submissions from 10/8/21 until 23:59 16/8/21.

We will aim to complete all stage 1 centre review forms received between 10:00 on 13/8/21 to 23:59 16/8/21 by 16:00 on 18/8/21.

* Priority Appeals Stage 2:
Appeals for stage 2 are only accepted after stage 1 has been completed; appeals sent for the priority appeal stage 2  that have not completed stage 1 will be returned without action for you to submit for the stage 1. Stage 2 appeals require you to add to the form which then must be submitted to HIC’s email account ritu.tripathy@harrowindependentcollege.co.uk

These can be submitted at any time after you have received the review of your stage 1 appeal but must be submitted by 12:00 on 19/8/21 to ensure it can be processed and sent to the examination body.

** Appeals Stage 1 (non-priority)
Must be submitted to HIC’s email account ritu.tripathy@harrowindependentcollege.co.uk

We will accept submissions from 10/8/21 until 16:00 on 3/9/21.
We will process all reviews in time arrival order once all priority centre reviews have been processed.
Reviews will be returned via an email as soon as completed and no later than by 8/9/21.

** Appeals Stage 2 (non-priority)
Appeals for stage 2 are only accepted after stage 1 has been completed; appeals sent for appeal stage 2  that have not completed stage 1 will be returned without action for you to submit for the Stage 1 Appeal. Stage 2 appeals require you to add to the form which then must be submitted to HIC’s email address ritu.tripathy@harrowindependentcollege.co.uk

These can be submitted at any time after you have received the review of your stage 1 appeal but must be submitted by 12:00 on 13/9/21 to ensure it can be processed and sent to the examination body.

Results of appeals will be sent to student’s and parent’s registered email account (as requested)  of the student appealing.

Reminder – please read guide

https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/JCQ-Guidance-for-Students-and-Parents-on-Summer-2021.pdf

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