Here is a guide to the types of IGCSE boards and how you should conduct the appeal process!
The IGCSE Result for May/June 2021 had been announced on 12 August 2021. The basic understanding of obtaining good IGCSE results can help students secure scholarships and gain admission to their dream university and course of study.
Traditionally, an experienced teacher marks the written exams, whereas a computer marks multiple-choice answer sheets. The examiners follow a scheme to standardise grading for all students. In addition, senior examiners monitor examiners for quality purposes to achieve consistency.
There are two types of assessments conducted for June 2021:
The pandemic has impacted how certain schools conduct their IGCSE examination. For the June 2021 Series, Cambridge had switched to a school assessment system for students in countries where exams cannot be conducted. The assessment methods vary by the examination board on how the IGCSE was administered during the pandemic.
When a student sits for their IGCSE/International GCSE/O Level subjects, the exam could be based on various exam boards. Therefore it is essential to note the exam provider and the type of assessment offered by the boards. In addition, the evaluation of the examination varies by the exam board. This decision was due to the pandemic. The three mainboards are:
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It is essential to understand that you will not go through the appeal process alone. You will need the support of the school to appeal your grades and approval from the school administration is required. Students who sat for their exams independently may check with the exam centre that submitted their results. In Malaysia, most students sat for the Cambridge Assessment International Education. There are three types of enquiries for students who student sat for their examination:
Whereas for Pearson Edexcel and Oxford AQA examination boards, the review of teacher assessed grades is divided into centre review and awarding body review. Based on the Cambridge, Oxford AQA and Pearson Edexcel, the result review is only administered for your results by the school or exam centres.
It is essential to note that candidates/students, parents, and legal guardians cannot request directly to review the test results. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to approach staff in your school to advise you if an appeal is necessary. Students who have always excelled in school and your teacher believes you deserve a higher grade should help you to appeal your grades. The procedure to appeal may vary depending on the exam boards.
If you are considering making an appeal for your IGCSE results, the following are a list of important dates by exam boards for IGCSE:
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