Dates and timetables

Find out when exams are, when results are out, and when to submit coursework, controlled assessment and non-exam assessment throughout the year.

Search for key dates

Use our key dates search to look up all exams and results dates, plus deadlines for entries, access arrangements and post-results.

Coursework and controlled assessment deadlines

Use our deadline finder to see when you need to submit coursework and controlled assessment to us.

Confirmed exam timetables

Confirmed exam timetables for May/June are published by 30 June each year. Confirmed timetables for November, January and March are published by 31 October each year.

The timetables on this page are definitive. Please check back frequently to ensure you have the latest version.

Confirmed timetable (listed by series and qualifications) Last updated Version control file (if applicable)

May/June 2018 GCSE exam timetable

GCSE, AQA Certificates, ELC, FCSE, FSMQ, Projects and Technical Awards        
22 May 2018 May/June 2018 GCSE version control

May/June 2018 AS and A-level exam timetable

AS and A-level, AQA Certificate (Level 3), Functional Skills, FSMQ (Advanced, including pilot), AQA Baccalaureate, Level 3 Extended Project, Applied Generals and Technical Vocational Qualifications
15 September 2017 May/June 2018 AS and A-level version control

November 2018 exam timetable

GCSE (resit only), Functional Skills, Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Extended Project

28 February 2018  

January 2019 exam timetable

Functional Skills, ELC, Applied General, Technical and Vocational Qualifications, Projects and Level 2 certificate

28 February 2018  

March 2019 exam timetable

Functional Skills

28 February 2018

Exam clashes

We and the other exam boards do our best to coordinate exam scheduling and avoid clashes, but this isn’t always possible, and some students' exams may be scheduled to take place at the same time.

If you’d like to know more about how we schedule exams, take a look at our guide to producing exam timetables

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) publish guidance on what to do in the event of exam clashes. View JCQ’s Instructions for Conducting Examinations >

Provisional timetables

Provisional timetable (listed by series and qualifications) Last updated Version control (if applicable)

May/June 2019 GCSE provisional timetable

GCSE, AQA Certificate, ELC, FCSE, Projects and Technical Awards

7 March 2018 May/June 2019 version control

May/June 2019 AS and A-level provisional timetable

AS and A-level, AQA Certificate (Level 3), Functional Skills, FSMQ (Advanced, including pilot), AQA Baccalaureate, Level 3 Extended Project, Applied Generals and Technical Vocational Qualifications

28 February 2018

Comments period for provisional timetables

The comments period for summer 2019 timetables will be open from 1 March to 30 April 2018. Please email us with any feedback on these provisional timetables.