Official Statistics

Appeals for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2018 exam series

Statistics on the number of appeals against results for GCSEs, AS and A levels

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Appeals for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2018 exam series

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Background Information for Appeals for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2018 exam series

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Data tables for Appeals for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2018 exam series

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Details

The main trends in the number of appeals for GCSE, AS and A level made following the summer 2018 exam series in England were:

  1. Approximately 0.003% of the 6.2 million qualification grades certified in summer 2018 in GCSE, AS and A level were changed as a result of an appeal.
  2. Marking error was the most common reason for appeals in summer 2018.
  3. Appeals submitted and upheld continue to rise.
  4. Most upheld appeals result in no grade change.
  5. A small proportion (4%) of preliminary appeals progressed to appeal hearing.

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Published 11 April 2019