§ Mr. Beggs
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students in Northern Ireland were dissatisfied with the advanced level grades allocated to them and asked for their papers to be re-marked in each of the last three years; and in how many cases original marks were(a) upgraded, (b) downgraded and (c) unchanged.
§ Mr. Ancram
The information is as follows:
Requests for re-mark of Northern Ireland GCE A Level papers 1992 1993 1994 Total Requests 1,401 1,333 1,148 Results Upgraded 122 98 82 Results Unchanged 1,279 1,235 1,066
It is not the council's policy to reduce the grade originally awarded to an examination candidate. The information relates to examinations conducted by the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (formerly the Northern Ireland Schools Examinations and Assessment Council.