Publishing past papers and mark schemes
From 1 July 2014, in line with other Awarding Bodies, you can no longer order hard copies of past papers, mark schemes and examiner reports from us.
Schools and colleges registered with e-AQA can access Secure Key Materials free of charge.
Students can download most of our past papers and mark schemes for revision purposes free of charge, 9–10 months after the exams. We delay publishing them so that teachers can use them in mock exams before they go on the website where students can readily see them.
The question papers and their mark schemes are removed from the web after three years for copyright reasons.
Third-party copyright restrictions
We are unable to publish complete versions of some of our past papers on the AQA website for copyright reasons. This applies particularly to papers containing extracts, quotations, diagrams and photos from books, magazines and newspapers.
Mark schemes are not normally subject to third party restrictions and, therefore, the complete version will usually be published on the website for a three year period.
- Our question papers and mark schemes are protected by copyright law. They may be downloaded and printed for internal school/college purposes only in connection with studying for exams.
- To request permission to reproduce them please contact our Copyright Managers on email@example.com. Permission to reproduce them in an electronic format will not be given.
- There are also copyright restrictions regarding photocopying these materials and other uses within centres. Please read our Copyright guidance document for centres.
- Authors and publishers wishing to reproduce our material should read our Policy on the use of AQA materials and complete our Application Form.
- Copyright guidelines for the press and broadcast media.
Downloading copyrighted material from the AQA website implies acceptance of these conditions.