Awarding organisations are required to have procedures for making adjustments to the marks of candidates who have not been able to demonstrate attainment because of exceptional circumstances.
Ofqual collects and reports information on the total number of requests for special consideration in the GCSE and GCE summer examination series in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. No geographic breakdown is currently published.
Source agency: Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation
Designation: Official Statistics not designated as National Statistics
Alternative title: Report in to Special Considerations by exam board for GCSE and GCE examinations.