Awarding organisations must have published arrangements for the submission of appeals against results. Ofqual collects and reports information on the total number of appeals against results concerning the GCSE and GCE summer examination series in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. No geographic breakdown is currently published.
- The number of appeals submitted rose by 2% in 2015, compared to 2014 (466 compared to 456).
- The increase in appeals is in the context of an overall increase of less than 0.1% increase in GCSE and A level entries.
- In 2015, less than 1% (49) of the 7,166 qualification grades involved in appeals were changed, compared to 6,283 qualification grades involved in an appeal in 2014, of which 4% (218) were changed.
- More than 99% of all stage 1 appeals were completed within the target timeline of 50 working days, from the initial receipt of the appeal.
- 33 appeals progressed to stage 2 in 2015, representing 7% of all appeals made.
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