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
March 2016Functional Skills and QCFConfirmed version 1.0n/a26/02/15n/a
May/June 2016AS and A-level (continuing specifications, including pilot)
AS (new linear specifications)
AQA Certificate (Level 3)
Functional Skills
FSMQ (Advanced, including pilot)
AQA Baccalaureate
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
QCF
Confirmed version 1.0Version control26/06/15n/a
November 2016GCSE (re-sit only)
AQA Certificate
Functional Skills
Level 3 Extended Project
QCF
Confirmed version 1.0n/a28/02/16n/a

January 2017

ELC
Functional Skills
Level 1 and 2 Projects
QCF
Confirmed version 1.0n/a28/02/16n/a

March 2017

Functional Skills
QCF
Confirmed version 1.0n/a28/02/16n/a

Provisional timetables

SeriesProductsTimetableChangesPublishedUpdated
May/June 2017AS and A-level
AQA Certificate (Level 3)
Functional Skills
FSMQ (Advanced, including pilot)
AQA Baccalaureate
Level 3 Extended Project
Provisional version 1.1Version control28/02/1627/04/16

May/June 2017

GCSE
AQA Certificate (all levels except Level 3)
ELC
FCSE
FSMQ (Foundation and Higher)
Level 1 and 2 Projects
QCF
Provisional version 1.1Version control28/02/1627/04/16

These pdf timetables are definitive.

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

If you have any comments on the provisional timetables above, please ensure you contact us by 30 April 2016.