Moderation review (service 3)

Post-results services not available in summer 2021

There will not be normal post-results services in summer 2021, except for Functional Skills where some exams have gone ahead.

If you’re unhappy with your results, see our page on Appeals for Summer 2021.

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 e-AQA and select ‘Post-results services’.
  2. Select Service 3.
Exam seriesRequest deadline
November 2021
AS and A-level
3 February 2022
November 2021
GCSE and other
17 February 2022
January 2022
Functional Skills; Entry Level Certificate; Applied General; Technical and Vocational Qualifications
31 March 2022
November 2021
31 March 2022
March 2022
Functional Skills
12 May 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 e-AQA.

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