Information for exams officers about how to enter students for exams. Includes re-sits, opening and closing dates, EDI basedata, fees and transfers.

You can't enter your students for our exams unless we've approved your centre. Make sure you become a centre before you start teaching a course.

Our student section has information about private candidates.

Opening and closing dates

When we upload the EDI basedata files for the exam series, you can make entries with EDI from that day, and with e-AQA from two weeks after. Our exams update newsletter will also let you know when entries are open.

It's important you don't miss the dates below. If you do, you'll be charged an extra fee.


Series code

Entries open (basedata available)

Entries close

Last date for very late entries, free entry amendments, and withdrawals with refund.

November 2015 (For GCSEs, November is for resits only)


1 September 2015 or before

4 October 2015

25 October 2015

January 2016


11 September 2015 or before

21 October 2015

15 December 2015

March 2016


9 October 2015 or before

21 January 2016

21 February 2016

June 2016 (For GCSEs, only the student's first entry will count)

6A16, 6G16

13 November 2015 or before

21 February 2016

21 April 2016

Contact us

If you have a question about entries: