Assessments: Standards

Department for Education written question – answered at on 24 October 2023.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Future of Work), Shadow Minister (Employment Rights and Protections)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of providing funding for exam remarks for students on the pupil premium.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

If a pupil has concerns about their exam results, they should talk to their school or college who can request that the exam board reviews the marking of their exam script.

There may be a fee for a review of marking. Any fee paid to the awarding organisation will be refunded if a grade is changed following a review or appeal. It is for the school to decide whether they will pay for the review or whether the student should be charged for this service.

Schools are entitled to use pupil premium funding to pay for a review of marking, if they think it is appropriate.

Further information on how schools should use the pupil premium to raise the education attainment of disadvantaged pupils is set out in the government guidance here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1147853/Using_pupil_premium_guidance_for_school_leaders.pdf.

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