Post-results services

If you're unhappy about an exam result, you can ask us for a clerical check or review of marking (“enquiries about results”), or we can send you the marked paper (“access to scripts”).

Students and parents: we can’t take requests directly from you or talk to you about your results. Your exams officer or teacher will need to help you.

Changes in 2016

Ofqual have announced changes to marking reviews. Their decision means that for all services, we can only correct genuine marking errors – we can't change reasonable marks. They’re still considering the outcome of certain elements of the consultation. If there are any further developments from Ofqual, we'll detail any changes on these pages.

What’s available

We’ve created a flowchart version of this information (summed up below). Get information about fees on the individual service pages, which is also summarised in the January 2017 and March 2017 series fees flowchart.

  1. If the student has a university place pending, you must only request a priority review of marking.
  2. If the student doesn’t have a university place pending, you can request a:
    1. priority copy of the marked paper to decide if you want a clerical check or review of marking (certain subjects only)
    2. clerical check for an individual student or a whole class
    3. review of marking (re-mark) for an individual student or a whole class
    4. moderation review for controlled assessment or coursework in a whole subject.

If you’re not planning a clerical check, review of marking or appeal, you can also ask us to send you an original marked paper or recording to use in your teaching.

JCQ’s post-results services page also has information.

Private candidates

If you’re a private candidate, you can make these requests through your school or college. If you need any help, email or call 0800 197 7162.