3PB Direct

Do you have a summary of guidance for students looking to challenge their GCSE results?

Yes, we have created this FAQ document. GCSE results 2020 - Key questions and answers for students by 3PB Barristers ... Read more

Can I obtain information about what my teachers said about me in relation to GCSE results?

Yes. Issue a “Subject Access Request” to find out information to support you in pushing for an appeal about your... Read more

I don’t agree with the centre assessment GSCE grade that I was given by my teachers. What can I do?

Your school or college submitted the grades it believes you were most likely to achieve if exams had gone ahead. We know... Read more

I think there might have been a mistake when my school or college submitted my centre assessment grade for GCSEs

You can ask your school or college to check whether it made an administrative error when submitting your centre... Read more

What is the appeal process for GCSE results?

The very latest Ofqual GCSE guidance (released on 20 August) is here.: Ofqual has also updated its formal appeals... Read more

What do I do if my centre assessed GSCE grade or standardised grade is still not enough to get me to where I need to go next?

Call your college or sixth form or future employer or over the next few days via phone or email using its “contact... Read more

What GSCE grade should I receive?

The grade you receive on 20 August 2020 should be the higher of either: a. Your centre assessed grade b. Your... Read more

I’m just looking for some initial advice at this stage – can I contact you?

Yes of course. You don't have to be ready to instruct a barrister to contact us. One of our experienced team of... Read more

Can I challenge councils’ home to school transport policies for young people?

Yes, this is particularly important in transition years post-16 and post-19. The DfE is reviewing its guidance after a... Read more

What about mediation?

You have to consider mediation before they can appeal to a tribunal. But approaches can be inconsistent and depend on... Read more

What about the new powers of the first-tier tribunals for plans drawn up since April 2018?

There is now a national two-year trial until April 2020 and presently the gateway to an appeal can only be an... Read more

What has been the effect of extending EHCPs from the age of 19 to 25?

The purpose of extending EHCPs from the age of 19 to 25 is to avoid young people being abandoned after school with no... Read more

How to instruct a barrister

Our experienced team of specially-trained clerks make instructing a 3PB Direct barrister simple. Watch our video for a step-by-step guide on how to work with us to achieve a resolution to your legal issue.

We’ll be here every step of the way to support and guide you through the legal challenges at hand.

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