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 code||Entry closing date|
|November 2014||BG14||4 October 2014|
|January 2015||1A15||21 October 2014|
|March 2015||3G15||21 January 2015|
|June 2015||6A15||21 February 2015|
Important notes for 2014/15
GCSE subjects in the November series
All GCSEs in the November 2014 series, November 2015 series and November 2016 series will be available for re-sits only. This applies to all schools/colleges and to all students.
|Subject||November entry rule|
GCSE English Language
|To re-sit GCSE English or GCSE English Language, students must have received a result for a previous attempt an English GCSE.|
To re-sit GCSE Mathematics, students must have received a result for a previous attempt at either:
|GCSE Linked Pair: Applications of Mathematics|
To re-sit Applications of Mathematics students must have received a result for a previous attempt at either:
|GCSE Linked Pair: Methods in Mathematics|
To re-sit Methods in Mathematics students must have received a result for a previous attempt at either:
A previous attempt can be from the current or legacy GCSE specifications, and from any of the JCQ awarding bodies.
The November entry rules above have been agreed by JCQ and apply to all awarding bodies.
If students are changing awarding bodies (for example re-sitting with AQA having previously taken the subject with another awarding body) we may contact the entering school/college for evidence of the students' previous attempt.
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
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
Exams officers can make and amend entries using unique, subject specific unit and award codes: