2021 exam changes

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Submitting grades this summer

Guidance for schools and colleges submitting grades and endorsements this summer

Submission deadline

The grade and endorsement submission deadline is:

Friday 18 June

Submitting grades and endorsements will be a little different this summer. Find out about:

  • where and when to submit grades and endorsements
  • head of centre declarations
  • support and training.

Where to submit grades and endorsements

Log in to Centre Services to submit grades and endorsements for all qualifications, except Tech-level and Personal and Social (PSE). For Tech-level and PSE, log in to Gateway.

Log in to Centre Services

When schools can submit grades and endorsements

Qualification Submissions openDeadline
All qualifications (except PSE) Wednesday 26 May Friday 18 June
PSE Wednesday 31 March Friday 18 June

Head of Centre declarations

The Head of Centre is required to sign a declaration to finalise the submission of grades. The declaration is part of the submission process in Centre Services.

It will confirm that the grades are a true representation of the students’ performance. If a head of centre is unavailable to do this, it may be delegated to a deputy.

JCQ declaration guidance for heads of centres

Find guidance from JCQ on the Head of Centre declarations in 2021

Training and support in Learning Space

We’ve produced videos and quick reference guides on how to submit grades and endorsements.

Find submitting grades training in Learning Space.

Watch our 14-minute video webinar on how to submit grades.


  • Submit grades and endorsements by 18 June, with training now available on Learning Space
  • Autumn exams will take place. Information available for general and non-general qualifications
  • We’ve published information about how fees are being used this summer
  • Creating a range of evidence for your subject – videos and written guidance now available
  • Assessment materials for summer 2021 available in Centre Services and Secure Key Materials
  • Schools should keep students' work to support quality assurance processes and appeals

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Contact our team

Exams officers can contact our customer services team by:

Tel: 0800 197 7162

+44 161 696 5995 outside the UK

Our opening hours are:

8am–5pm Monday to Friday

Parents and students should contact their school or college in the first instance.

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