If I am unhappy with the outcome of the appeals process, is there anything further
I can do?
Yes. You can seek to view your post appeal examination script and/or make an appeal to the Independent Appeals Scrutineers.
How do I view my script after receiving my appeal result?
When you access your appeal results on the Candidate Self Service Portal, you will be provided
with a link to the Post Appeal Results Services. If you are unhappy with the outcome of your appeal
you will have until 5pm on Monday 23rd September to apply to attend the second viewing of scripts.
An application form will be provided through the Post Appeal Results Services link which you will
return by email. Your application will be acknowledged and you will receive confirmation of
attendance at the Viewing session. This will be held in Athlone on Saturday 28th September 2019
from 9 am and 4.30 pm. Details of the venue will be confirmed at the time of application. You must be
aware if you request this service that you must available to travel to Athlone for the viewing session.
Both paper marked an online marked scripts will be accessible in Athlone only. For technical reasons,
the SEC is unable to provide an online service to view post-appeal marked scripts this year. This is
because we do not yet have a way to record the Appeal Examiner’s responses to the specific issues
raised by candidates in the Candidate Observation Forms. For this reason, an online viewing service
for scripts post-appeal would be incomplete as candidates could not assure themselves that the issues
raised had been addressed through the appeal. The only way to provide this opportunity is for you to
come to Athlone to access your script(s) and the appeal examiners’ comments.
What is the function of the Independent Appeals Scrutineers?
The function of the Independent Appeals Scrutineers is to ensure that all of the processes outlined by the SEC have been carried out correctly. Independent Appeals Scrutineers are independent of the SEC. A Scrutineer will have the power to request all documentation in relation to your appeal to establish that procedures were properly carried out. They are not in a position to re-mark the scripts or comment on the actual allocation of marks. However as part of their review they can request the advice of the Chief Examiner for that subject to ensure that they are satisfied that all procedures have been carried out correctly. Upon completion of their review you will get formal confirmation from an Independent Appeals Scrutineer that all appeal processes were carried out properly.
Do I need to have viewed my post appeal examinations script in order to make an appeal to the Independent Appeals Scrutineers?