In some circumstances the school can request a ‘Clerical Check’ or a ‘Marking Review’ following the certification of SQA results in August. There is a strict criteria for this and the request for these services can only come from the school.
In general terms, Bucksburn Academy will submit a request when the assessment evidence is consistent and points to an award at least two bands above the final award.
It must be clearly understood that grades can go up, stay the same or go down following a Marking Review or Clerical Check. Consequently, written consent is required from the candidate and parent to show an understanding of this.
For candidates who require an urgent review to allow them to gain a place at University or College the request must be submitted by 16th August at the latest, this is the Friday before the schools return. To allow for this a request for consideration must be made to the school by Friday 9th August by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. It must be noted that the criteria above must be met before the school considers a request.
If you require further information, please contact me at the school.
C Duncan / Z Birnie