Info. for S4-6 Students - Exam Results & Recoursing

The Post Results Service operates after the results have been published where a concern exists about an awarded grade which is significantly out of line with expectations. West Lothian Council schools will only submit requests on the basis of strong evidence. Requests will not be submitted on compassionate grounds for the Post Results Service and will not be submitted on the grounds that the parent/carer offers to pay for the costs of submission. The school requires written consent from a parent/carer and pupil to authorise a post results services request to SQA since a marking review can result in an increase or a decrease in the awarded grade.


Post Results Services will not be requested where:

• A pupil's awarded grade is in line expectation of the school based on performance throughout the course and with the estimated grade submitted by school to the SQA.


• A change in band will not change the overall grade e.g. Grade B band 3 estimated and Grade B band 4 awarded - pupil still achieves an overall Grade B.


• The pupil's performance has been inconsistent during the year such that the final award falls within the range of performance.


• The pupil's estimate is found to be overly optimistic in light of actual performance of the class cohort in the examination.


• Awarded Grade is higher than the estimated grade.


The final decision to submit the Post Results Service Request will be taken by the Head Teacher.


Key Dates;


• Post-results Services open on results day:  8 August 2017.


• Recoursing days including requests for Priority Marking with Mrs Porteous and Mrs Fleming are Tuesday 8th August from 11am to 3pm and Wednesday 9th August from 10am to 2pm.


• Closing dates for submitting requests:


Priority marking review requests must be submitted by 18 August 2017.


Marking review and clerical check requests must be submitted by 29 August 2017.


No further requests can be made after these dates.


• Please note that Priority Marking Review Requests will be not be submitted unless there is proof that the candidate holds a current conditional university or college offer.

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