Review of moderation

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.

Written candidate consent is not required for a review of moderation. Candidates' marks may be lowered, but their published subject grades will not be lowered in the series concerned. However, centres should be aware that a lowered mark may be carried forward to future certification.


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.

  • £252.20 per unit/component for GCSE, AQA Certificates (except Level 3), ELC, FCSE, Functional Skills, Level 1 and Level 2 projects
  • £281.15 per unit/component for AS, A-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 'Review of moderation' and 'Request by component'.
Exam seriesRequest deadline
June 2024
26 September 2024

How long it takes

A review of moderation 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 review of moderation is available on Centre Services. These can be accessed on the 'View or cancel requests' screen on Centre Services.