Dates and timetables
Find out when exams are, when results are out, when to submit coursework and when to enter students for exams throughout the year.
General exam dates
The Department for Education website holds exam dates provided by the biggest awarding bodies.
You can use their site to search, refine, sort and pick from a list of subjects and exams to create a personalised exams timetable for printing and downloading to your own PC or laptop. This website is for exams officers, but can also be used by teachers and students.
In order to use the timetable, you need to know the awarding body name and the exam code or full title of each exam.
Despite the best efforts of all exam boards to coordinate exam scheduling so that clashes are avoided, you may find that some students' exams are scheduled for the same time.
Please refer to the JCQ Instructions for conducting examinations to see how these clashes may be managed.
Our exam dates
AS and A-level
January 2013 was the last opportunity for students in England to sit A-level exams in January. Ofqual have confirmed that these changes to A-levels affects all students regardless of when they started their course.
Final re-sits of AS and A-level
Applied Art and Design, Applied ICT, Health and Social Care (outgoing specification),
Leisure Studies and Travel and Tourism.
|May/June 2014||A-level, FSMQ and
other exams and tests
|Change log||February 2014|
Changes to GCSEs mean that all GCSEs taken after summer 2013 will be linear, with terminal assessment only available in the summer series.
and March 2014
|GCSE (including pilots),
Functional Skills and VRQs.
|May/June 2014||GCSE (including pilots), ELC, Functional Skills, FSMQ (Level 1 and 2), AQA Certificates, VRQs and other exams and tests.||Change log||February 2014|
2014/15 provisional timetables
The timetables below are provisional timetables for exams in the 2014/15 academic year.
|November 2014||GCSE (including pilots) and
|AQA Certificates, Functional Skills, VRQs, Projects and other exams and tests.||Provisional version 1.0||n/a||January 2014|
|Functional Skills and
Qualifications and Credit Framework.
|May/June 2015||A-level, FSMQs (Advanced), Functional Skills, Level 3 Certificate, Extended Project and VRQs.||Provisional version 1.0||n/a||February 2014|
|May/June 2015||GCSE (including pilots), AQA Certificates, ELCs, FSMQs (Level 1 and 2), Level 1 and 2 Projects and Qualification and Credit Framework.||Provisional version 1.0||n/a||February 2014|
Diploma Principal Learning (AQA-City&Guilds)
The Diploma closes permanently on 31 August 2014. Students must complete all their components (Portfolio, Functional Skills, Projects and Work Experience) and be entered for an award by
31 August 2014 in order to qualify for their Diploma. Read more about the Diploma closing.
January 2014 will be the last opportunity for students to re-sit the written Principal Learning Units. If we do not receive any Initial entries for the units by the 15 September 2013, we will not be able to accept any entry requests for these exams.
|January 2014||Diploma Principal Learning Units
These PDF timetables are definitive.
Please check back frequently to ensure that you have the latest version.