Ofqual’s guidance regarding this year’s appeal / complaint arrangements is spread across various documents. We have undertaken a review of these documents to bring together the key requirements. In case helpful, the main pieces of guidance include:
- Ofqual’s summary guidance on appeals, malpractice and maladministration complaints for GCSE, AS and A level grades in England (published 26 August 2020).
- Ofqual guidance summarising the changes to awarding GCSE, AS and A level results this summer (published 20 August 2020).
- Ofqual’s guide to the 2020 GCSE results (published 20 August 2020).
- Ofqual’s student guide to post-16 qualifications results for summer 2020 (updated 19 August 2020).
- Ofqual’s student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints (updated 19 August 2020).
- Ofqual’s Extraordinary Regulatory Framework (updated 19 August 2020) – The Guidance document includes more information regarding the grounds of appeal.
- Ofqual guidance (for Heads of Centre, Heads of Department/subject leads and teachers on the submission of centre assessment grades) (updated 22 May 2020). Provides useful information regarding the calculation and submission of CAGs, in particular schools may want to use it to show parents / students the requirements they had to adhere to for students who have an agreed reasonable adjustments; and/or those students who suffered a traumatic event / personal circumstances; and/or requirements regarding work submitted during lockdown.