How to appeal

WJEC will not be charging a fee for appeals in summer 2021.


The information below relates to our Qualifications Wales approved WJEC GCSE, AS/A Level, Skills Challenge Certificate and Wales Health and Social Care, and Childcare qualifications only. Please note that the JCQ Appeals Guidance Summer 2021 does not apply to these qualifications.


For information about our Eduqas GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications please visit our Eduqas website. Our vocational and other general qualifications – Level 1/2 Vocational Awards, Level 3 Applied Certificates and Diplomas, Entry Level Certificates, Extended Project, Level 2 Additional Mathematics, Level 1/2 Latin – follow the same centre review and appeals process as our Eduqas qualifications.


Centre reviews and appeals process


Everyone is working hard to make sure learners get a valid grade this summer. However, if a learner believes an error has been made in determining their grade, they have a right to:

  • Stage 1 (pre-results) – ask their school or college to undertake a centre review. Schools and colleges must inform their learners about their centre review process and deadlines. Centre reviews must be completed and any grade changes resulting from reviews updated by 20 July.
  • Stage 2 (post results) - ask their school or college to submit their appeal to WJEC, if they believe an error persists after the centre review has been completed. Schools and colleges must submit the learner’s appeal to WJEC.
  • Stage 3 – ask Qualification Wales to consider whether WJEC has followed its procedures in conducting the Stage 2 appeal (only applicable for WJEC GCSE, AS, A Levels and Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate qualifications).

Our Guidance to centre reviews and appeals is available here.


Useful information for students is available here.


WJEC Key Dates for summer 2021 appeals


AS and A Levels, Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate, Level 3 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts


Priority appeals where a learner has a higher education place/degree or higher modern apprenticeship place pending: 10 - 23 August


Non-priority appeals: 10 August – 17 September


WJEC GCSE, Foundation and National Skills Challenge Certificate, Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts, Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development (Unit 216)


All appeals:  24 August – 21 September


Please note that appeals received after the deadline will not be accepted.