Statistics on the provisional number of appeals against results for GCSEs, AS and A levels for summer 2020.

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Appeals for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2020

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Background information for appeals for GCSE, AS, A level: Summer 2020

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Data tables for appeals for GCSE, AS, A level: Summer 2020

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Pre-release access list for appeals for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2020

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The main findings in the provisional number of appeals for GCSE and GCE (AS and A level) made following summer 2020 in England were:

  1. Overall, 31,435 (0.5%) of the 6.0 million grades certified for GCSEs, AS and A levels were challenged.
  2. Of the 31,435 grades challenged, 4,650 (15%) were changed.
  3. The number of appeals received in summer 2020 was 3,570.
  4. The number of appeals upheld in summer 2020 was 2,875.
  5. The most common reason for appeals was centre error.
  6. Most upheld appeals resulted in a grade change.
  7. A small proportion (3%) of initial reviews progressed to an independent review.

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Published 17 December 2020