Official Statistics

Reviews of marking and moderation for GCSE, AS and A Level: summer 2017 exam series

Reviews of marking and moderation (previously known as enquiries about results) for GCSE, AS and A level.

Documents

Reviews of Marking and Moderation 2017 report

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Reviews of Marking and Moderation 2017: Background Information

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Reviews of Marking and Moderation 2017 Tables England

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Reviews of Marking and Moderation 2017 Tables Wales

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Reviews of Marking and Moderation 2017 Tables Northern Ireland

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Details

  • 5.9% of all GCSE grades awarded were challenged and 1.4% were changed, up from 5.3% and 1.0% respectively in 2016.
  • 4.6% of all AS and A level grades awarded were challenged and 1.0% were changed, up from 4.2% and 0.8% respectively in 2016.
  • 55% of GCSE, AS and A level reviews resulted in no mark change.
  • The most commonly challenged grade was grade D amongst GCSE A* to G grades that were challenged (30%), grade 3 amongst the GCSE 9 to 1 grades challenged (32%) and grade B amongst AS and A level grades challenged (33%).

Geographical coverage

The report presents data on the number of requests for reviews in England. Reports published in previous years included data for learners in Wales and Northern Ireland as well. As such, historical figures in this year’s report reflect data for England and may differ from previously published figures.

For all statistical releases for the academic year 2016 to 2017, Ofqual will publish separate data tables for learners in Wales and Northern Ireland, without commentary.

Responsibility for publishing data for learners in Wales and Northern Ireland has been passed to Qualifications Wales and CCEA respectively for the academic year 2017 to 2018 and beyond.

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Published 14 December 2017
Last updated 6 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Wales data (table 9) updated to reflect correct classification of grade U for GCSE 2017 between the A* to G and 9 to 1 grading scales. No other change needed.
  2. First published.