ACCA undertakes many checks and controls during the marking process to ensure that all exam results are accurate.
Before the marking starts, markers attend a meeting with the examiner to discuss the exam paper and agree a detailed marking scheme.
The examiner moderates the marking process closely. There are various steps in place during this process to enable the examiner to review marked scripts. This ensures that the marking scheme is being applied consistently by all markers.
The examiner also pays special attention to scripts where marginal marks have been awarded.
Specialised marking software
Checks are built in to the marking software to ensure that each question on your script has been marked, the marks have been recorded against the correct question and that the total for the final mark is correct.
A series of independent checks are carried out during the marking process to verify that data returned to ACCA by markers is correct.
Any discrepancies found during this process are investigated and resolved before results are finalised. Once your results have been added to your student record, and your entry options have been created for the next exam session, ACCA then conducts further checks at the printing stage to ensure the printed results are accurate before they are released.