Moderation review (service 3)

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 2020
AS and A-level
4 February 2021
November 2020
GCSE English Language, GCSE Mathematics, Functional Skills, AQA Certificate and Level 3 Extended Project
18 February 2021
November 2020
all other GCSE subjects
18 March 2021
January 2021
Functional Skills; ELC; Applied General; Technical and Vocational Qualifications; Project
1 April 2021
March 2021
Functional Skills
6 May 2021

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.