Examination Procedures Review Service

Important Information about the Examination Procedures Review Service (EPRS)

CCEA Regulation has put in place arrangements for the Examination Procedures Review Service (EPRS), from Summer 2022 onwards.

The EPRS is open to candidates in Northern Ireland (NI) taking the following qualifications with CCEA Awarding Organisation and WJEC.

Awarding Organisation Qualification
  • GCE A levels
  • GCE AS levels
  • GCSE
  • GCE AS and A levels

Candidates in NI taking WJEC Eduqas qualifications in Summer 2022 must apply for the EPRS through Ofqual.

Applications to the EPRS 

Applications cannot be made to EPRS before the outcome of an appeal has been formally reported by the Awarding Organisation (AO) to the candidate.

Applications can be made to EPRS on the basis that the candidate believes the AO:

  1. failed to follow its own procedures (allowed on procedural grounds); and/or
  2. failed to secure the outcomes required by the regulations and conditions set out and published by CCEA Regulation (allowed on compliance grounds).

The EPRS will consider applications and determine whether, in relation to the application, CCEA AO or WJEC has followed its own procedures in the management of the candidate’s appeal.

The EPRS process will consider cases that meet the EPRS criteria and examine the submitted evidence from the AO and centre and reach a decision. Applications will be reviewed by members of the EPRS Panel. The application will be upheld or dismissed. Both the AO and centre will be informed of the decision.

CCEA Regulation will endeavour to complete the EPRS process within 6 weeks. If further time is needed, CCEA Regulation will contact the centre to explain the reasons for this.

How to apply for an EPRS

EPRS applications will only be accepted by CCEA Regulation from a centre on behalf of a candidate.

General Enquiries

General enquiries about EPRS for Summer 2022 should be emailed to [email protected].