Coronavirus and exams
Coronavirus and exams
All GCSE, AS and A-level exams planned for this summer (both in the UK and overseas) will no longer be going ahead
However, we’re working hard to make sure that young people who were due to take exams still achieve the qualifications they need to progress to the next stage of their lives.
Grades will still be awarded
Students will still receive a final grade this summer.
They will also be able to sit exams in autumn, or next summer, if they wish to.
Find out more about how grades will be awarded in summer 2020, including the standardisation process between now and results day.
Key dates for summer 2020
Our timeline lays out all the key dates for awarding in summer 2020 – from entries and submitting grades to standardisation and August results days.
As soon as key dates become available for the autumn series, we'll be adding them too.
Autumn exams and summer 2021 New
Online learning and resources
To support teaching and learning while schools are closed, you may find our online resources useful.
We have subject resources and past papers on our website, as well as hand-picked collections on teachit.co.uk.
Plus, Exampro allows teachers to create and share practice papers with their students – perfect for remote learning.
We understand this is an unsettling time for everyone, especially after working hard to prepare for exams.
If you need advice or support try talking to your teacher, parent or friends about how you are feeling.
A message from our CEO
Due to the coronavirus, there won’t be any AQA exams this summer in the UK or overseas.
We’re working tirelessly with regulators, government and other exam boards to make sure young people who were due to take exams still achieve the qualifications they need to progress to the next stage of their lives – and that all the hard work our students and teachers have already put in is properly rewarded.
We’re here to support you through these extraordinary times, and we’ll be updating this page with the latest information and advice as soon as it’s available.
This – like the coronavirus itself – is an unprecedented situation for all of us. But our commitment to helping young people to realise their potential hasn’t changed, and never will.
Please do take care of yourself, your family and friends.
Mark Bedlow, CEO