GCSE and A Level Remark Success Rate

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Dear Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation,

What percentage of GCSE and A Level remark requests result in a higher score or grade for the student?

Yours faithfully,

Mr A D

Ofqual FOI, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

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Dear Applicant

 

Thank you for your request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act).

 

Your request is not valid under section 8(1)(b) of the Act as you have not
given your real name. Section 8(1) states:

 

(1)In this Act any reference to a “request for information” is a reference
to such a request which—

(a)is in writing,

(b)states the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence, and

(c)describes the information requested.

 

The information commissioner’s office gives guidance on the definition of
a 'real name' in section 25 to 27 of their guidance "[1]Recognising a
request made under the Freedom of Information Act (Section 8)". The
relevant paras are copied below:

 

25. Any variation of the requester's title or first name combined

with their surname (e.g. Mr Smith or John Smith) will be

sufficient to meet this requirement. However, a first name or

surname provided in isolation, or a set of initials, will not.

Example

A requester named Robert Jones could call themselves ‘Rob

Jones’, ‘Bobby Jones’, ‘R Jones’, ‘Bob Jones’ or ‘Mr Jones’.

However, they could not just use ‘Robert’, ‘Bob’, ‘Bobby’ or

‘R.J’.

 

26. A combination of the requester’s middle names and surname

will also be acceptable as this is simply another way of

expressing their real name.

 

Example

A requester called Sarah Anne Elizabeth Spencer could make a

request in the name of ‘Anne Spencer’ or ‘Liz Spencer’.

 

27. If the requester has a name they sometimes reverse or write in

several different ways, then the authority should accept all of

the possible variations.

Example

A requester called Mohammed Ali could use ‘Mr Ali’, ‘Mr

Mohammed’, ‘Muhammed Ali’, or ‘Ali Muhammad’.

However, ‘A.M’, ‘M.A’, ‘Ali’ or ‘Mohammad’ would not be

acceptable.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Freedom of Information team, Ofqual

 

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Dear Ofqual FOI,

My name is Mr Adam Davies

Yours sincerely,

Mr A D

Ofqual FOI, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

Dear Adam Davies

Thank you for your request, made under the Freedom of information Act 2000 (the Act).

We will deal with your request in line with the Act.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information team, Ofqual

• Office: 0300 303 3344
• Spring Place, Herald Avenue, Coventry, CV5 6UB

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Ofqual FOI, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

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Dear Adam Davies

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information Request

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Officer
Ofqual

• Direct: 02476 716632 • Office: 0300 303 3344
• Spring Place, Herald Avenue, Coventry, CV5 6UB

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