GCE A-Level

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many A-level examination scripts were re-marked in 2007.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

57,648 A Level examination units were re-marked by the awarding bodies in 2007, out of a total of 6.8 million A Level unit entries.

A re-mark involves a second examiner (who wherever possible was not involved in the original marking) checking the candidate's script to make sure that the authorised mark scheme was applied correctly. It also includes a clerical re-check of the candidate's script to make sure that every question has been marked and that the total number of marks awarded for each paper is correct.

More information is available in the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority's 2007 report on Enquiries About Results And Appeals which is published online at:

http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/1435.aspx

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