Making an enquiry about results or “remark request”
There are 2 parts to the remark request process.
The Consent Form - In order to proceed with ANY enquiry about results, you must sign the relevent forms, click here for A Level, click here for GCSE.
This tells the head of your centre that you have understood that your mark may go DOWN as well as up, and that you give your consent to the enquiry about results being made. You will need to state exactly which units you will require to be remarked, i.e. Classics unit 1 or CIV1D. Once completed please email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment - continue to the WisePay system, please click here, where payment for the request must be made before we can enter any remark requests. If you have any queries regarding using the system or require your login information please contact the Exams Office: telephone 01371 822 657, email: email@example.com.
UMS Grade Boundaries
- Linear qualifications don’t use uniform marks
Uniform marks won’t be used for the new GCSE, AS and A-level specifications for first teaching from September 2015. This means you won’t need to convert your marks to the uniform mark scale (UMS).
Linear qualifications are assessed at the end of the course, so all students take the exam at the same time. This means that, unlike in modular qualifications, there’s no need to combine marks from different series, so we don’t need to use the UMS for linear exams.
- Grade boundaries for linear qualifications
It can be useful to see how the overall subject grade was achieved. However, it’s important to note that the grade boundaries given for each component in linear qualifications are purely notional, and do not always add up to the equivalent subject grade.
When and how are the results distributed?
Examination results dates for 2017 are as follows:
10th August – CIE IGCSE
17th August – GCE AS/A Level Results
24th August – GCSE Results
Results will be available on the students’ MIS profile from 07:00 and staff will be available from 08:00 to assist with any enquiries. Provisional Statements of Results will be sent via Royal Mail to the address listed for the student on the MIS. These statements will have the full breakdown of the student’s marks. Results will not be given over the telephone under any circumstances. Candidates for whom mail service is not reliable and would like to have their results emailed to them should advise the Exams Officer via email as soon as possible.
Please note, results should not to be shared via social media in any form until after 09:30.
JCQ regulations state: “Centres must not release results data to Local Authorities until after 9.30am on the appropriate date for the publication of results. Similarly, centres must not release press releases or statements to the media under any circumstances until after 9.30am on the appropriate date for the publication of results.”
These regulations apply to students as well.
What can I do if results are substantially different from what is anticipated?
It must be remembered that examinations can only measure performance on the day, and that candidates can do better or worse than anticipated for a variety of reasons. It is advisable to speak with the Head of Department for the subject before proceeding to an EAR (Enquiry about Result or remark) that is very expensive. If there are serious grounds for concern about a result then the school can initiate an enquiry with the appropriate board. Details of the procedures and the fees involved are available from the exams section of the school’s website and the process should be started as soon as possible after consultation with the Head of Department concerned. We are only able to accept requests for remarks from the STUDENT in question and these must be made using the form located above on this page.
If a remark is requested, students must sign the form electronically to indicate that they are aware of and accept both the cost of the remark and the fact that marks are just as likely to go down as well as up. If the results have serious implications for the candidate’s future plans then advice should be sought from the Head of Careers, Mr Nick Spring, who will be available in the Careers Centre on results day.
When do candidates receive certificates?
The examining boards issue certificates long after the examinations have taken place, normally in October/November.
For leavers, certificates will be sent to the last address listed for the student in the school MIS. For students that continue to study at Felsted, they will be emailed to collect their certificates from the Exams Office.
Certificates uncollected after one year are destroyed; they can only be replaced by direct application to the boards by the candidate and will require proof of identity such as an original birth certificate and a substantial fee per certificate.