Dates and timetables

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

General exam dates

Exam dates for all other awarding organisations are available from their own websites.

The online timetable that provided all awarding organisations' exam dates was decommissioned by the Department for Education on 30 April 2014 and is no longer available.

Exam clashes

Despite the best efforts of all awarding organisations 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

Confirmed timetables

January 2013 was the last opportunity for students in England to sit A-level exams in January. Ofqual has confirmed that these changes to A-levels affect all students regardless of when they started their course.

Changes to GCSEs mean that all GCSEs taken after summer 2013 will be linear, with terminal assessment only available in the summer series.

Series Products Timetable Changes Published Updated
January 2016AQA Certificate, Functional Skills, Level 1 and 2 Projects, QCF and VRQsConfirmed version 1.0n/a26/02/15n/a
March 2016Functional Skills and QCFConfirmed version 1.0n/a26/02/15n/a
May/June 2016A-level (continuing specifications, including pilot),
AS (new specifications),
AQA Certificate (Level 3),
Functional Skills,
FSMQ (Advanced, including pilot),
AQA Baccalaureate and
Level 3 Extended Project
Confirmed version 1.0Version control26/06/15n/a
May/June 2016GCSE,
AQA Certificate (all levels except Level 3), ELC, FCSE, FSMQ (Foundation and Higher), Level 1 and 2 Projects and QCF
Confirmed version 1.0Version control26/06/15n/a

Provisional timetables for the academic year 2016-17.

Series Products Timetable Changes Published Updated
November 2016GCSE (re-sit only), AQA Certificate, Functional Skills, Level 3 Extended Project and QCFProvisional version 1.0n/a30/10/15n/a
January 2017Functional Skills, Level 1 and 2 Projects and QCFProvisional version 1.0n/a30/10/15n/a

March 2017

Functional Skills and QCFProvisional version 1.0n/a30/10/15n/a

These PDF timetables are definitive.

Please check back frequently to ensure that you have the latest version.

 If you would like to comment on the above provisional timetables please ensure you contact us by 31 January 2016.

The provisional timetable for May/June will be published here by 28 February.