We offer the following reviews of marking services. Please see our key dates page for the relevant deadlines.
A service 2 post-results review of marking is carried out to make sure the agreed mark scheme has been applied correctly, and includes the clerical checks applied in a clerical check (service 1). In most cases, you can expect to receive the outcome of these requests in approximately ten working days.
A priority service 2 is the same as a service 2, but is only available for AS and A Levels, Level 3 Cambridge Technicals (and other Level 3 qualifications) in the June series. The priority service 2 has an earlier deadline than the standard service 2 review of marking (see our key dates). We aim to complete these reviews by 31 August.
We also offer the following services for Cambridge Technicals Performing Arts units where an access to scripts is not available:
Both of these services include the checks applied in a clerical check.
Before submitting a review, centres must obtain the written consent of candidates for clerical checks and reviews of marking since, with these services, candidates’ marks and subject grades may be lowered.
Written candidate consent is not required for a review of moderation as candidates’ marks may be lowered but their published subject grades will not be lowered in the series concerned. However, be aware a lowered mark may be carried forward to future certification.
By submitting your online application, you are confirming candidate consent has already been obtained. Copies of candidate consent forms do not need to be sent to OCR, but should be retained at your centre for at least six months following the outcome of the review or any subsequent appeal.
A sample candidate consent form is provided below:
For clerical checks and reviews of marking, you will not be charged for your review if the certification grade changes or, for unitised qualifications, if the unit grade changes. For reviews of moderation, you will not be charged if your centre marks are reinstated.
We’ll send an invoice when the review is complete. Invoices will usually be sent in the following months:
A more detailed explanation of our charging policy can be found below. For a full list of charges, see our fees list.
To submit a review, please complete the online form:
Request Cambridge Technicals post-results services
The outcome of each review will be confirmed by email.
Where a grade changes and a certificate has already been issued, a replacement will be issued showing the revised grade once the centre returns the original to OCR.
Once you have submitted a review of marking, if you wish to amend or cancel your request:
If you still have concerns following the outcome of a review, see our appeals page for more details: