By Gavin Mackintosh-
Some G.C.S.E results received by pupils all over the Uk will need remarking due to potential human error in the marking
.Provisions have been made for schools that wants to check a pupil’s marked exam papers to present official requests from the exam boards. A process known as “access to scripts” is often used by schools when deciding whether or not to ask for a re-mark, and to demonstrate the performance of pupils in the exam. The cost of doing this varies between exam boards. Copies should be requested by August 29.This is the first time that the opportunity to obtain any copies of marked GCSE papers have been made. Currently schools can only request papers for GCSE English language, English literature and Maths, but the exam board will provide a full GCSE service from next year. It charges £14.35 per copy.
All electronically marked Pearson/Edexcel exams are available to be downloaded by schools for free. Teachers can request downloadable copies of their students’ answers and how the mark scheme was applied through the “free access to scripts services”. These will not include examiner annotation, but you will be able to see the marks. Pupils will need to get in touch with their school to use this service.
OCR charges £12.15 for a priority copies of marked scripts, or £11.75 for a non-priority copy to aid teaching and learning. Non-priority copies are not guaranteed to arrive before the deadline to apply for a re-mark, and should be requested by September 26.
This is the first year that AQA has offered the opportunity to obtain any copies of marked GCSE papers. Currently schools can only request papers for GCSE English language, English literature and Maths, but the exam board will provide a full GCSE service from next year. It charges £14.35 per copy.It is important to note that marks can go down as well as up as a result of a re-mark – or “reviews of results” as exam boards like to call them – and so schools will need permission from pupils. Fees charged by exam boards are usually waived if a mark is changed.