Your teacher marks all project work, coursework and controlled assessment. It is then moderated, meaning that Edexcel requests a sample of your teacher’s marked work and we check that we agree with their assessment.
Moderation is necessary to make sure that all students have their coursework assessed according to the same standards. Most of the time, your teacher’s marks will be approved and accepted unchanged. However, sometimes marks are reduced or raised, if your teacher’s marking was judged to have been too lenient or too harsh.
If you think that the mark on your results slip is not the mark your teacher gave you, please check with your teacher to see what happened to marks after moderation. If Edexcel did not adjust your mark, talk to your teacher or exams officer and they’ll get in touch with us. If we did adjust your mark, your teacher will need to decide if they want to send back all of the work from your school or college for re-moderation.
Can I get my coursework re-marked?
Every school or college that enters students for external exams must have an appeals procedure in place. If you think Edexcel has the wrong mark, you must first follow this appeals process. Your school or college will involve Edexcel if it can’t settle the matter internally.
Can I get my coursework re-moderated?
It is not possible to re-moderate an individual piece of coursework or re-moderate work where we didn't change your teacher's mark. Coursework can be re-moderated if we changed the marks given by your teacher, but it is up to your school to decide on whether they request this.
The rules around marking and re-marking coursework and controlled assessments are set by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and apply to all major awarding organisations within the UK.
When Edexcel receives a request for coursework re-moderation, the coursework of all students originally entered at your school or college goes through the moderation process again.
Your teacher or exams officer will be able to give you more information on this process.