Moderation review

When we review the moderation of an internally assessed non-exam assessment (NEA) mark, we’ll check to make sure the assessment criteria were applied fairly, reliably and consistently.

It’s only available for whole subjects, not individual students. Private candidates can request it, but only for certain specifications and when the work has been assessed by a moderator.


The review is free if your school’s original marks are re-instated. Otherwise, we charge a fee regardless of whether the marks changed.

For five or fewer students, the fee is halved.

  • £225.80 per unit/component for GCSE, AQA Certificates (except Level 3), ELC, FCSE, Functional Skills, FSMQ foundation and higher, Level 1 and Level 2 projects
  • £251.60 per unit/component for AS, A-level, FSMQ advanced level, Level 3 Extended project and AQA Certificate Level 3 Applied General qualifications.

Make a request

You can only request a review for work that has been kept in secure conditions and not returned to students.

  1. Log in to Centre Services and select ‘Post-exams’ and 'Post-results services'.
  2. Select Moderation review and ‘Request by component’.
Exam seriesRequest deadline
June 2022
A-level; AS; Level 3 Certificate; Functional Skills; Applied General; GCSE; AQA Certificate; Entry Level Certificate; FCSE; Project; L1/L2 Awards
29 September 2022

How long it takes

A moderation review takes up to 35 calendar days from when the moderator receives the original sample from your school/college.

What happens next

We’ll email your school/college's exams officer when your moderation review outcome is available on Centre Services.

We'll send an additional feedback form to the school/college after the moderation review outcome is available.