Wednesday 21 March 2018

Tips and checks to remember when filling in your exam appeal form

Completing the AP1 form can be a challenge. Stock image
Completing the AP1 form can be a challenge. Stock image Newsdesk Newsdesk

The AP1 is a form, available at the viewing centre, on which errors can be brought to the attention of the appeal examiner. It may only be filled in outside the viewing room.

If a candidate wishes to appeal a grade, they should take time to complete the AP1 in as much detail as possible. The AP1 allows the candidate to draw attention to particular issues they wish to be addressed; the examiner must then reference each point that the candidate has raised.

However, as pens, pencils or recording devices, such as mobile phones, are not allowed in the viewing centre, completing this form can be a challenge.

Here are some tips:

1) Leave a piece of paper, pen and the AP1 form outside the viewing centre.

2) If you discover an error, leave the centre, and record the number of the question and reason you are disputing the result on your rough work page. Write as much detail as possible.

3) Do this as many times as necessary until you have worked through the entire paper.

4) Return your paper to the organising superintendent.

5) Transcribe your notes from the rough work page to the AP1 form again in as much detail as possible and request that the AP1 form should accompany your appeal.

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