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Information and Appeals Scheme

Chartered Accountants Ireland offers two separate schemes to candidates who receive a result of "fail" in any of the papers which they sit.

Candidates who are eligible to make an application under either of these schemes, will receive the relevant documents with their result notification letter.

Please note the Information and Appeals Scheme operate independently of one another.  As such applications should be made separately for the respective schemes.

 

Information Scheme

Option A - Breakdown of Marks*

Candidates will be provided with their marks per paper, broken down into mark per question, per section (where available in CAP1 & CAP2).

Option B - Breakdown of Marks and Tutorial Report*

Candidates will be provided with their marks per paper, broken down into mark per question, per section (where available in CAP1 & CAP2).  A Tutorial Report will also be provided on their script.  This report can only be applied for after the results are published and only for the current session.

*Please note a breakdown of marks does not apply to the FAE Examinations.

 

 Appeals Scheme

If a candidate strongly believes that their published result may be incorrect, they may be able to lodge an appeal. (Appeals Statistics for previous years are available to view).  Candidates should ensure that they fully understand the acceptable grounds for appeal – as laid out in the Examination & Appeals Regulations  

Candidates may lodge an appeal based on the following circumstances only:

(i)  Significant medical or other extenuating circumstances affecting the student which, for good reason, were not disclosed, prior to adjudication of results

Applications must be accompanied by medical or other evidence and must be on the basis of new information which has not been brought to the attention of the PEC/FAEB prior to the adjudication of the results.  

Appeals of this nature are considered directly by the Appeals Panel.

(ii)  In relation to the conduct of the examination, an event, circumstances or irregularity which was not considered, or not sufficiently considered, in the adjudication of results

Applications must be on the basis of new information which has not been brought to the attention of the PEC/FAEB prior to the adjudication of the results. 

Appeals of this nature are considered directly by the Appeals Panel. 

(iii)  Where the student is not satisfied with the clerical checking of his/her examination result 

The examinations department staff will carry out a re-check on the clerical and database processing of the student's marks for the purpose of ascertaining if any processing error has occurred in the compilation of the examination result.

Appeals of this nature are managed by the examination department directly.

 

Please Note:  The Appeals Panel does not consider any appeals on the basis of academic judgement.  There are multiple steps in place during the marking and adjudication process which safeguard the reasonable application of judgement during marking. 

Applicants should also note that applications relating to extenuating circumstances  should be made within ten days post examination and the circumstances will be taken into account during the adjudication process.  This service is free to exam candidates.  Applications should be made directly to the examination department.