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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy

JCQ - Important Candidate Information

JCQ undertakes a wide range of activities including the publishing of national GCSE and A level results in August; handling enquiries from examination officers; and publishing advice, guidance and regulations on delivering examinations.

Please download the documents below to find out more

Information for candidates - coursework - 2023

Information for candidates - non examination assessments 2023-2024

Information for candidates - privacy notice 24

Information for candidates - social media

Information for candidates - written exams 2023-2024

Malpractice: JCQ video - no mobiles in exams

Unauthorised Items Poster 2024

Warning to Candidates Poster 2024

Information for candidates - on screen tests 2023-2024

JCQ Preparing to sit your exams

Non-Examination Assessment 2024

The Piggott School is committed to ensuring that whenever its staff mark candidates’ work this is done fairly, consistently and in accordance with the awarding body’s specification and subject-specific associated documents. You may review the Non-Examination Assessment Policy 2024 by clicking on the link.

Candidates’ work will be marked by staff who have appropriate knowledge, understanding and skill, and who have been trained in this activity.  The Piggott School is committed to ensuring that work produced by candidates is authenticated in line with the requirements of the awarding body.  Where a few subject teachers are involved in marking candidates’ work, internal moderation and standardisation will ensure consistency of marking.

  1. The Piggott School will ensure that candidates are informed of their centre assessed marks so that they may request a review of the centre’s marking before marks are submitted to the awarding body. A copy of the timeline can be seen here 
  2. The Piggott School will inform candidates that they may request copies of materials to assist them in considering whether to request a review of the centre’s marking of the assessment.
  3. The Piggott School will, having received a request for materials, promptly make them available to the candidate. This will either be the originals viewed under supervised conditions or copies
  4. The Piggott School will provide candidates with sufficient time, normally at least five working days, to allow them to review copies of materials and reach a decision
  5. The Piggott School will provide a clear deadline for candidates to submit a request for a review of the centre’s marking.  Requests will not be accepted after this deadline. Requests must be made in writing and candidates must explain on what grounds they wish to request a review -  Appeal Form
  6. The Piggott School will allow sufficient time for the review to be carried out, to make any necessary changes to marks and to inform the candidate of the outcome, all before the awarding body’s deadline for the submission of marks. 
  7. The Piggott School will ensure that the review of marking is conducted by an assessor who has appropriate competence, has had no previous involvement in the assessment of that candidate for the component in question and has no personal interest in the outcome of the review.
  8.  The Piggott School will instruct the reviewer to ensure that the candidate’s mark is consistent with the standard set by the centre. 
  9. The Piggott School will inform the candidate in writing of the outcome of the review of the centre’s marking.
  10. The outcome of the review of the centre’s marking will be made known to the head of centre.  A written record of the review will be kept and made available to the awarding body upon request.  The centre will inform the awarding body if it does not accept the outcome of a review.

The moderation process carried out by the awarding bodies may result in a mark change, either upwards or downwards, even after an internal review.  The internal review process is in place to ensure consistency of marking within the centre, whereas moderation by the awarding body ensures that the centre marking is in line with national standards.  The mark submitted to the awarding body is subject to change and should therefore be considered provisional.

Yours sincerely

Mr A MacLeod

Deputy Headteacher & Head of Centre