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Information for Candidates

Summer 2023 Results, Appeals and Certificates

Assessed Grades

For GCSE exam boards mark students’ completed exam papers. Examiners are mostly experienced teachers and do most of their marking on-screen. Examiners’ work is quality-checked by the exam boards to ensure their marking is consistent and to the required standard.

If your qualification includes non-exam assessment — for example practical work or a performance – this may be marked by the exam board, or by your teacher.

To support your understanding, please refer to Ofqual’s link below for more information.



On candidate statements of results (results slips) and certificates, grades will be reported in the same way as in previous years.

For further information on GCSE results grading please click on the link below.

GCSE factsheet for parents (

WJEC marking is as follows - M = Merit Level 2, P1 = Pass Level 1, P2 = Pass level 2, U = ungraded and X indicates part or all of the paper has not been sat.


Results will be issued on results day in August as follows:


Qualification type


GCSE, IGCSE and other Level 1/2 qualifications


Arrangements for results day

Please be aware that neither Marland Residential or Secondary School sites will be open to students or parents/carers on this day. Please do not try to ring in to either of the sites on the day as the Examination Officer will be working to download / despatch all examination results on the morning of 24th August. These will then be emailed and posted by First Class mail to the email and postal address we hold on our system for students.


Concerns about your results

When you receive your results, if you think that a grade is wrong, your first step should be to contact Mark Bithell (Head of Centre) – mailto:Mark Bithell <>

Information on the appeals process can be accessed via the link in this form, an electronic copy of this form can be found on the main Marland School website (Parents drop down / Exams) where you can click on the links to bring up the information.




Certificates, when received from the awarding organisations, will be issued to you in due course – normally at the end of November when all certificates have been received.

Student Guide 2023: condensed - GOV.UK (

Appeal against a GCSE, AS or A level grade or the result of a qualification: Ask for a GCSE, AS level or A level grade to be reviewed - GOV.UK (


The arrangements for appeals


Marland School will support its students through the awarding organisation appeals process.

The information below describes the arrangements in place at Marland School for submitting an appeal to the awarding organisation.


Appeal to the awarding organisation

  • The awarding organisation will not be able to consider an appeal that is based solely on differences of opinion - if the student wants to improve their grade they may want to consider entering for the autumn exam series.
  • If the student believes there is an error, or if the awarding organisation has made an administrative error, or the student considers that the grade awarded was an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement, the student can submit a request to Marland School to proceed with an appeal to the awarding organisation on their behalf.
  • To proceed, the student must complete the Application for an Appeal form, including electronic signature and date. The form should be saved and returned as an email attachment.
  • Marland School will then submit the appeal on the student’s behalf according to the requirements of the awarding organisation to which it is being submitted.
  • The awarding organisation will determine the grade at appeal and the outcome will be final.
  • The outcome of the appeal may result in the grade remaining the same, being lowered or raised
  • There is no further opportunity to appeal the outcome to the awarding organisation.
  • The awarding organisation’s appeal outcome letter will be provided by post to the student by Marland School as soon as reasonably practical after the outcome letter from the awarding organisation is received in the centre.
  • Should the student still remain concerned their grade was incorrect, they may be able to apply for a procedural review.
  • The appeal outcome letter will include the next appropriate steps, where applicable, to apply for a procedural review to the Exam Procedures Review Service (EPRS).

Note - Once a finding has been made you cannot withdraw your request for an appeal. If your grade has been lowered, you will not be able to revert back to the original grade you received on results day. For more information please refer to the Department for Education’s blog


Deadline to submit a request

Non-priority – reviews of marking and moderation, appeals

28th September 2023– deadline for a student to request an appeal to awarding organisation.