Special consideration is the procedure for making adjustments to the marks of candidates who have not been able to demonstrate attainment because of exceptional circumstances.
- The number of requests for special consideration has increased by 20%, from 413,150 in summer 2013 to 496,500 for the summer 2014 exam series
- This is in the context of an 18% increase in the number of scripts
- Just under 3% of all scripts received approval for special consideration in the summer 2014 exam series
- From the requests for special consideration there were 456,450 approvals (92%), compared with 372,700 approvals in 2013, a 22% increase, but in line with the increase in scripts marked
- For the third year running, the most common mark adjustment made was 3% of the maximum mark of a question paper
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