Ofqual collects the number of enquiries about results for GCSE and A level summer exam series in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The main findings for this release are:
- The number of individual enquiries rose by 27%, from 451,000 last summer, to 572,350 in summer 2015.
- These enquiries relate to 480,550 qualification results which is an 18.7% increase on 2014 when 405,000 results were challenged.
- In total, 90,950 qualification grades were changed, up from 77,700 in 2014 representing just over 1.1% of all grades awarded and 18.9% of all grades challenged.
- This is very similar to 2014 when 19% of grades challenged were changed.
- Turnaround times by exam boards were shorter in summer 2015 with reviews of marking taking, on average, 9 days at GCSE and 8 days at A level, compared with 11 and 12 days, respectively, in 2014.
- Priority reviews (A level only) took, on average, five days, compared with seven days in 2014.
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