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For the November 2021 series, we are offering post-results checks and appeals services for centres using school-assessed grades, so you can ask us to check your candidates’ grades.
This page explains the services we offer, and how and when you can apply.
If you, or a candidate, parent or guardian, have any doubts or concerns about a student’s school-assessed grade after the publication of results, you will need to complete a Centre Review before you can apply for a post-results check or appeal. You can find more information about why you need to do this, and how, in the Post-results checks and appeals for school-assessed grades: The Centre Review Factsheet (PDF, 102KB).
Post-results checks provide an opportunity for you to amend a candidate’s grade or to request a review of the grade awarded.
We only accept requests for post-results checks if they have been submitted by a centre. We will not accept requests directly from parents, legal guardians or candidates. You should be prepared to submit a request on behalf of a candidate even if you do not have concerns about the grade.
We offer three services:
This service is available for individual candidate requests only.
A centre submits a revised grade for a candidate to us.
An Assessment Specialist makes a judgement about whether the grade awarded by the centre was reasonable, based on an independent review of the candidate's portfolio of evidence.
This service is available for whole cohorts only.
An Assessment Specialist reviews our judgement during the Quality Assurance Process.
You can find more information about each of our post-results checks in the Guidance on post-results checks and appeals for school-assessed grades in the November 2021 series supplement to the Cambridge Handbook (PDF, 198KB).
Here are our deadlines for submitting post-results checks (PDF, 154KB) for the November 2021 series.
Please note: Before you submit a post-results check or appeal you must tell candidates that their syllabus grade will either stay the same, go up, or go down. In exceptional circumstances, grades may be withdrawn. By submitting a post-results check or appeal request to us, you are confirming you have told each of your candidates this.
If a candidate, parent or legal guardian continues to have concerns following a post-results check, an appeals service is available. Appeals can be requested for individual candidates, or for a group of candidates.
Stage 1 appeals will only be accepted for investigation if they are submitted by a centre. We will not accept appeals directly from parents, legal guardians, or candidates. However, a centre must be prepared to submit a request on behalf of a parent, legal guardian or candidate even if the centre does not have concerns about the grade awarded.
This route is for centres who believe that we have not followed our post-results check procedures correctly and that the grade(s) issued are incorrect as a result of this error.
This service does not involve a review of the candidate’s evidence.
You can find more information about each of our appeals in the Guidance on post-results checks and appeals for school-assessed grades in the November 2021 series supplement to the Cambridge Handbook (PDF, 198KB).
Here are our deadlines for submitting appeals (PDF, 154KB) for the November 2021 series.
We have produced a factsheet for students and parents (PDF, 1MB) outlining the services we will be offering after results are released. This explains the options that are available to your students or their parents if they think a grade is wrong.
If you would like to use any of our post-results checks or appeals services for the November 2021 series, you should submit your requests through Cambridge International Direct. You can find out how in the CI Direct step-by-step guide (PDF, 2MB).
Once you have requested your post-results check or appeal, you should use Secure Exchange to submit any related evidence. The Secure Exchange user guide (PDF, 959KB) explains how you can prepare your evidence and then submit it to us.