Yes, if your school requests a re-mark.
Is a re-mark the best option for me?
During a re-mark your grade may go up, go down or stay the same. If your grade goes down, you cannot reject the re-mark and go back to the original grade - the only way to improve your grade would be to re-sit the exam.
The majority of re-mark requests do not result in a change to a grade - simply because the re-mark has shown that the original grade was accurate.
What does a re-mark involve?
A senior examiner will re-mark your paper, checking your answers against the mark scheme. This senior examiner won’t have marked your paper before.
Once your paper has been re-marked, we do a clerical check to make sure that:
- everything you have written has been marked
- all of the marks have been added up to give the correct total mark
- we’ve entered your total mark correctly on our systems
- special consideration has been taken into account (if it was applied for before the exam).
You can request that we only perform the clerical check. If you do, this will cost less than having a full re-mark.
How long will it take to get my paper re-marked?
We aim to have the result of your re-mark back to you within 30 days, but if you miss the deadline you will not be able to have your paper re-marked.
We understand that when you have a place at university or a further education college that is dependent on your A level results you need to know the outcome faster. That's why in August we also offer a priority re-mark service where we aim to have the result back to you within 18 days.
Your school or college may ask you to pay for your re-mark before they submit your application. The table below shows the amount we charge to process each type of re-mark.
You may be able to request a refund from your school or college if your re-mark shows that we have made a mistake. We won't charge your school or college when:
- the paper you have re-marked has already been used to generate a final grade (that is, you have been entered for a cash-in) and your overall grade changes as a result of the re-mark.
- the paper you have re-marked hasn't been used to generate a final grade (that is, you haven't been entered for a cash-in) and your unit grade changes as a result of the re-mark.
What happens if I am still not happy with my grade after a re-mark?
If you're still not satisfied after a re-mark, you can ask your centre to appeal on your behalf. Appeals do not normally involve re-marking your work a second time, but work will be re-marked if there is evidence that the correct re-marking procedure wasn’t followed during the original re-mark.
Your centre has 14 days after receiving the outcome of your re-mark to appeal. We can't process appeal requests after this deadline.