Number of appeals against GCSE and A Level results drops by quarter

But the number of successful appeals increased last year despite fewer schools challenging results, the data shows.


The number of appeals made against GCSE, AS and A Level results fell by nearly a quarter last year.


A new report from exams regulator Ofqual has revealed that the appeals submitted dropped by 24 per cent – 355 appeals were lodged in 2016 compared to 466 in 2015. 


The fall has come at the same time that the number of GCSE, AS and A Level entries decreased by 5 per cent and the number of requests for reviews of marking dropped by 25 per cent, Ofqual noted.


An appeal can be requested once a school or college has gone through the review of marking and moderation process if they are dissatisfied with the outcome.


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