2021 Results – Appeals process

Deadline for submitting appeals: 3 September 2021

The appeals process at St James follows the guidance from JCQ.

There are two stages to the appeals process.

  1. Stage One: Centre reviews

You may submit a centre review if you believe St James has:

  • failed to follow its procedures properly or consistently in arriving at a result, or
  • has made an administrative error in relation to the result.
  1. Stage Two: Appeals to the awarding organisation

Once you have received the outcome of the centre review you may decide to make an appeal the awarding organisation (the exam board. This is if you believe:

  • St James did not follow it’s procedure properly in arriving at the result, or
  • there has been a procedural, or an administrative error by the awarding body, or
  • the grade reflects an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement (either in how the grade was determined and/or the selection of evidence.

In order to help you decide whether to make an appeal there is a student guide to the process here:


If you are considering an appeal we strongly recommend you read this document in full, as it contains all of the information you will need to know.

As you are not going on to further education, any appeals are not considered to be priority appeals, therefore the deadline for submitting appeals to St James is the 3 September 2021.

If, after reading and considering all the information you have, you wish to make an appeal please complete this online for as a first step. We can then get in touch with you to discuss you concerns and lead you through the next steps:






In order to submit an appeal you must complete this form: https://stjamesexeter.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/JCQ_Appeals-Guidance_Summer-2021_Appendix-B_Word.docx

This can either be done electronically, printed and given in to school by the deadline. Or you can collect a printed copy from reception in the school