The page has a brief outline (The 4 bullet points) of the guidelines that all departments have to follow when marking students’ coursework. It also explains how parents can make an appeal if they believe these guidelines have not been followed. It explains the procedure for appealing against a grade awarded in an external examination.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR APPEALS ABOUT INTERNAL ASSESSMENT DECISIONS
In accordance with the internal appeals principles and guidance by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), The King’s C.E will
. Internal assessments are conducted by staff who have the required knowledge, understanding and skills.
. Material for assessment produced by candidates is marked according to the requirements of the relevant subject specification.
. The Consistency of internal assessment is assured through internal standardisation as indicated by the relevant Awarding Body.
. Staff responsible for internal standardisation and/or assessment must attend any compulsory training sessions organised by the Awarding Bodies.
Appeals may be lodged on the grounds that in the assessment or marking the stipulated assessment procedure was not followed. Any student or parent wishing to appeal against the procedures used in internal assessment should contact the Examination Officer, Mr D. Webb, to discuss the appeal. A written appeal must be received by the school no more than fourteen days after the deadline for coursework marks to be sent to the relevant Awarding Body.
On receipt of a written appeal, an enquiry into the internal assessment will be conducted by the Examination Officer and the Head of Department for the particular subject area. The appellant will be informed in writing of the outcome of the appeal. If the appellant is not satisfied with the decision, a further appeal may be made to the Principal within seven normal working days, stating the grounds of the appeal.
ENQUIRIES ABOUT RESULTS
Each Awarding Body publishes procedures for appeals against its decisions and Mr. Webb will be able to advise pupils and parents regarding these procedures. If you wish to appeal against a grade or result of an external examination, you will be required to sign to indicate that you realise that your mark may go down as well as up. The appeal must be lodged through the School and a fee, set by the relevant Awarding Body, must be paid before the School proceed. This fee will be refunded should the appeal result in change of grade.