Reviews of Marking

I don’t think my marks or grades are right, what can I do?

If you have a query about your results, you should contact your centre (school/college) about using the Post Results service. You can request a review of your script(s) by using this service. All applications for this must come from your centre. CCEA cannot accept requests from candidates or parents/carers/guardians.

If you are an external candidate you should contact the centre where you sat your exams to submit a Post Results request.

What service are available to me?

The following services are available through your centre:

  • Clerical Review
    You can apply for a clerical review of your script. The cost is available in the summary HERE. It is only a clerical review of your examination script, and it may result in a change to your mark, up or down.
  • Review of Marking
    You can apply for a review of marking. The cost is available in the summary HERE.  This is a review of your script by a senior marker and it may result in a change to your mark, up or down.
  • Access to Script
    You can apply for an access to your examination script. This can accompany your review of marking and will be issued after that has taken place. Or, you can ask for this on its own. Please review the summary document for the applicable deadlines and charges HERE. A quality check will take place on your scripts with every access request, and may result in your mark going up or down.

Is it worthwhile applying for a review of marking on a script?

Your centre has information about the marks you achieved in each component or unit you sat with CCEA and the grade boundaries for each of these.  Where your mark lies in relation to these grade boundaries may affect your decision as to whether or not you should apply for a review of marking. You should contact your centre for advice. Your teachers and your Head of Centre are the best people to advise you. All requests for a review of marking must be submitted by your centre.

Can I see my completed examination script?

Yes CCEA offers an access to scripts service (as outlined above in 5.1).  Contact your centre to make the application for you. 

Please note the following:

  • Once you request access, your script will be subject to additional quality assurance checks which may result in a change to your mark.  Please bear this in mind before requesting access.

Be aware of the different types of access to script available: before are review of marking; accompanying a review of marking; for teaching and learning. There are different application dates and receipt dates for each of these. Please discuss with your centre to discuss which service best suits you.

How long will it take to get a clerical check?

The outcome of a clerical check will be reported to your centre within 10 calendar days of receiving your request. 

How long will it take to get a Review of Marking (not PRIORITY SERVICE)?

The outcome of the review of marking will be reported to your centres within 20 calendar days of receiving your request.

All outcomes of review of marking/clerical checks enquiries are returned to centres and not directly to candidates.

What happens if my script is checked and it results in a mark change?

If you request an enquiry about results or access to scripts and it results in a mark change, the new mark will be reported to your centre.  If this change of marks in turn leads to a change of grade, you will be issued with a new statement of results which reflects this change.  Your certificate will also carry the new grade.

Candidates should be advised before using any Review of Results service that changes to marks and grades can be higher or lower than the original provisional mark and grade reported.

Am I entitled to a refund of the review of marking if my marks have changed?

A fee will not be charged for these services in the following circumstances:

  • If the Review results in a change to an overall subject grade (up or down) when a candidate has cashed-in. No charge will apply to any units requested for the subject.

If the Review results in a change to the notional unit grade (up or down). No charge will apply to the individual unit only