Find out all you need to know about making entries including closing dates, fees and entry codes.

Your school or college needs to be approved by us before you can enter your students for our exams. Please contact us about becoming a centre before you start teaching the course.

Entry closing dates

It is important that you submit your entries by the closing date to make sure we have your students' details. Any late submissions will incur an additional fee.

Series Series and year codeEntry closing date
November 2014BG144 October 2014
January 20151A1521 October 2014
March 20153G1521 January 2015
June 20156A1521 February 2015

Important notes for 2014/15

November series - GCSE are 'resit only'

Changes to early entry at GCSE

On 30 September 2013, the Department for Education (DfE) announced changes to which entries will count towards schools' performance tables. Please see the DfE's changes to early entry at GCSE.

Changes to discount (classification) codes

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced changes to the discount (classification) codes for qualifications that will count in the 2014 Key Stage 4 Performance tables.

For further details please see the DfE websites

Unique Learner Number (ULNs)

From January 2014, all students entered for an exam at a state funded school/college within the UK will be required to have a ULN. 

Any entry made without the ULN will be rejected and the entry file will not be processed.

Please see our ULNs page for further information.


Exam series guide

Including products/qualifications in each series, entry closing dates, basedata availability and results dates

Entry procedures

Our entry procedures cover everything you need to know about making and amending entries online through e-AQA and electronically using EDI (via A2C)

You can also find more information about entries and certification on JCQ's website.

Entry codes

Exams officers can make and amend entries using unique, subject specific unit and award codes:

AQA Bacc admin guide

Forms included in the appendix are also available individually as word and PDF files.

ELC administrative procedures

FCSE administrative procedures

If you have a question about entries, please call us on 0161 455 5482 or email entries@aqa.org.uk

You can also find more information about entries and certification on JCQ's website.