Third Level Examinations – Examination Appeals

Posted in Governance and administration on February 11th, 2017 by steve

IrelandCarol Nolan (Offaly, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider introducing an independent appeals mechanism for examinations at third level, particularly in the institutes of technology sector, in cases in which a student feels that they were not awarded the mark that reflects their efforts; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 9 February]

Tags: , , ,

CAO offers for students as appeals upheld

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A number of CAO applicants can expect late college offers this week after a number of Leaving Certificate appeals were upheld. The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has announced that the original results of some 1,698 papers have been upgraded following appeals by students …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 12 October]

Tags: , , ,

Leaving Cert appeals have 18% higher-grade rate

Posted in Teaching on October 8th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Almost one in five grades that were appealed by students in this year’s Leaving Cert examinations have resulted in a higher grade being awarded. A total of 5,447 candidates made applications for appeals against 9,267 grades, leading to 1,673 upgrades – an 18% success rate …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 8 October]

Tags: , , ,

King’s law expert defends academic appeals business

Posted in Legal issues on August 8th, 2013 by steve

“An academic who founded a company that charges between £500 and £1,000 for assistance in appealing against university grading decisions has defended the enterprise against allegations it is profiteering from students’ fears …” (more)

[Chris Parr, Times Higher Education, 8 August]

Tags: ,