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 updatedVersion control file (if applicable)

November 2017 exam timetable

GCSE (resit only), Functional Skills, Level 3 Extended, Project and Certificates
13 June 2017November 2017 version control

January 2018 exam timetable

ELC, Functional Skills, GCSE (resit only), Level 1 and 2 Projects, Certificates, Applied Generals and Technical Vocational Qualifications
13 June 2017January 2018 version control

March 2018 exam timetable

Functional Skills
17 June 2017March 2018 version control
May/June 2018 GCSE exam timetable
 
AQA Certificate (all levels except Level 3), ELC, FCSE,
FSMQ (Foundation and Higher) and Level 1 and 2 Projects
16 October 2017May/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 2017May/June 2018 AS and A-level version control

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 timetables for May/June 2019 will be published on 28 February 2018.

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

November 2018 provisional timetable

GCSE (resit only), Functional Skills, Level 3 Extended, Project and Certificates
31 October 2017  

January 2019 provisional timetable

ELC, Functional Skills, GCSE (resit only), Level 1 and 2 Projects, Certificates, Applied Generals and Technical Vocational Qualifications
31 October 2017  

March 2019 provisional timetable

Functional Skills
31 October 2017

Comments period for provisional timetables

The comments period is now open for the November 2018, January and March 2019 timetables. Please email us with any feedback on these provisional timetables.