Transfers

There are two types of transfer:

  • Transferred candidates: The student needs to sit an exam at a different school than the one that entered them – because they've moved house, been in hospital, or other exceptional circumstance
  • Transfer of credit: The student sat an AS with another exam board, and now needs to sit their A-level at AQA.

Transferred candidates

Use this when a student needs to sit an exam at a different school than the one that entered them.

Closing dates

Requests must be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the following dates:

SeriesClosing date
November 20164 October 2016
January 20171 December 2016
June 201717 April 2017

Awarding bodies will not be able to guarantee arrangements if requests are received after these dates.

We charge a fee for each request: see fees.

  1. Make sure the transfer is allowed by checking the JCQ guidance notes for transferred candidates
  2. Make sure the school or college that the student is transferring to is a registered centre with the relevant awarding body.
  3. Fill in the JCQ transferred candidates application form. Make sure it's signed by both the original centre that made the entry, and the host centre that will be running the exam.
  4. Send one copy of the form to transferredcandidates@aqa.org.uk or AQA, Entries Department, Devas Street, Manchester, M15 6EX

We'll email you to tell you whether the transfer is accepted or declined.

The student's entry remains with the school or college that entered them, and keeps the original centre number, candidate number and UCI number. We'll send question papers to the school or college hosting the exam, but results and certificates will be sent to the original school or college. (If you want the results to be sent to the host school, the original school will need to withdraw the entry so the new school can submit a new entry.)

There's a flowchart version of this information.

Transfer of credit

Use this when a student sat an AS exam with another exam board, but wants to transfer their mark to AQA so it will count towards an A-level in the same subject.

You can also use this if a student wants to transfer AS marks in one AQA subject to an A-level in another AQA subject.

Send us your application by 21 October in the academic year of the A-level (eg October 2014 for an A-level in the June 2015 series).

  1. Make sure the transfer of credit is allowed by checking the JCQ GCE AS transfer of credit arrangements
  2. Fill in the form from the JCQ page:
    1. For subjects such as English, History and Religious Studies, make sure you include set texts or topics studied – or we won't be able to process your application
    2. Include all AS resits
    3. Make sure both the student and the exams officer sign the form
  3. Send one copy of the form to transferofcredit@aqa.org.uk or AQA, Entries Department, Devas Street, Manchester, M15 6EX

We'll email you to tell you whether the transfer of credit is accepted or declined. If the student resits the AS with the original exam board, let the student know that their A-level result might be delayed while we wait for the AS result – they'll need to bear this in mind when applying to university.

There's a flowchart version of this information.