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)|
|GCSE (resit only), Functional Skills, Level 3 Extended, Project and Certificates||13 June 2017||November 2017 version control|
ELC, Functional Skills, GCSE (resit only), Level 1 and 2 Projects, Certificates, Applied Generals and Technical Vocational Qualifications
|13 June 2017||January 2018 version control|
|Functional Skills||17 June 2017||March 2018 version control|
|May/June 2018 GCSE exam timetable|
GCSE, AQA Certificate (all levels except Level 3), ELC, FCSE,
FSMQ (Foundation and Higher) and Level 1 and 2 Projects
|15 January 2018||May/June 2018 GCSE version control|
|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|
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 for May/June 2019 will be published on 28 February 2018.
|Provisional timetable (listed by series and qualifications)||Last updated||Version control (if applicable)|
|GCSE (resit only), Functional Skills, Level 3 Extended, Project and Certificates||31 October 2017|
|ELC, Functional Skills, GCSE (resit only), Level 1 and 2 Projects, Certificates, Applied Generals and Technical Vocational Qualifications||31 October 2017|
|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.