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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy


Release of general qualification results November & Autumn 2021 examinations

The results will be shared with students via their school email account no later than 0900 hours and not prior to 0830 hours.  

Results may be released to candidates as follows:

DATE Qualifications
0830 hours on Thursday 16 December 2021 GCE, Extended Project Level 3 Vocational and Technical qualifications
0830 hours on Thursday 13 January 2022 Release of results to candidates – GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Mathematics
0830 hours on Thursday 24 February 2022 Release of results to candidates – all other GCSE subjects offered as part of the exceptional Autumn 2021 examination series

Students should note that results are issued on a provisional basis and may be subject to amendment through the published post-results services. Candidate statements of provisional results are not certificates. An awarding body reserves the right to amend examination results prior to the issue of certificates

Centre Reviews and Appeals to Awarding Organisations

Important information for Students


The deadlines for submitting an exam board appeal are:

  • priority appeals: 23 August 2021
  • all other appeals: 17 September 2021

To meet the awarding body deadlines, please ensure the Exams Officer is in receipt of your appeal form BEFORE the deadline noted above.  The awarding body will aim to complete priority appeals by the UCAS deadline of 8 September, as long as the appeal has been submitted by the priority deadline. Please continue reading to understand what is required when submitting an appeal.

What may happen to your grade during the centre review and appeals process?

If you request a centre review or an awarding organisation appeal there are three possible outcomes: 

• Your original grade is lowered, so your final grade will be lower than the original grade you received.

• Your original grade is confirmed, so there is no change to your grade.

• Your original grade is raised, so your final grade will be higher than the original grade you received. Once a finding has been made you cannot withdraw your request for a centre review or appeal. If your grade has been lowered you will not be able to revert to the original grade you received on results day.

What will be checked during a centre review?

You can ask the centre to check whether it made a procedural error, an administrative error, or both. A procedural error means a failure to follow the process set out in the centre policy. An administrative error means an error in recording your grade or submitting your grade to the awarding organisation. You must request a centre review before you can request an awarding organisation appeal. This is so the awarding organisation is certain that your grade is as the centre intended.

What will be checked during an awarding organisation appeal?

You can ask the awarding organisation to check whether the centre made a procedural or administrative error - or whether the awarding organisation itself made an administrative error. You can also ask the awarding organisation to check whether the academic judgement of the centre was unreasonable, either in the selection of evidence or the determination of your grade.

When do I need to submit my request?

You should submit a request for a centre review by 16 August 2021 for a priority appeal, or by 3 September 2021 for non-priority appeals.  Please use this form by following the link

Once you have received the outcome of your centre review, if you wish to request an awarding organisation appeal you should do so as soon as possible. Your school or college will submit this on your behalf. Requests for a priority appeal should be submitted by 23 August 2021 and requests for non-priority appeals should be submitted by 17 September 2021. Priority appeals that aren’t submitted to the awarding organisation by 23 August 2021 will still be treated as a priority, but they may not be completed in time for those with a higher education place dependent on the outcome of the appeal.

What is a priority appeal?

A priority appeal is only for students applying to higher education who did not attain their firm choice (i.e. the offer they accepted as their first choice) and wish to appeal an A level or other Level 3 qualification result. You should inform your intended higher education provider that you have requested a centre review or appeal.

What is your UCAS personal ID and why is it needed?

Your UCAS personal ID is the 10 digit code included in all correspondence from UCAS. This is needed to confirm that a student’s place is dependent on the outcome of the appeal.

How do I request a centre review?

A request for a centre review must be submitted to the centre, not the awarding organisation. A centre review must be conducted before an appeal to the awarding organisation. This is so the awarding organisation is certain that your grade is as the centre intended.  Please use this form to submit your request. Print a copy and submit this to the Exams Officer by the required deadline.

JCQ has produced a handout  which is designed to support you in deciding what to do now that you’ve got your GCSE, AS and/or A Level results. It outlines what you can do if you don’t have the grades you need and includes a flow diagram on the next page to help you decide your next steps. It also gives you some key information about the appeals process if you believe there is an error with your grade. And it highlights some important dates you need to be aware of now. The JCQ Student Guide Summer 2021 includes more detailed information about the appeals process including how to request an appeal, some case studies, some FAQs, a glossary and a full list of the qualifications that this handout and the guide support.  You can download the handout here.

GCSE/GCE A/AS Level certificate collection

Unfortunately, we cannot plan for a formal presentation at this stage due to COVID-19.  Please contact reception to arrange collection.  Unfortunately we are unable to post certificates.