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.

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.

coronavirus and summer 2020

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.‚Äč

How grades will be awarded Standardising grades

Grades awarded

Calendar - dates for entries

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.

View timeline


Autumn exams and summer 2021 New

Ofqual has confirmed exam arrangements for this year's autumn series.

You can also read their proposed changes to the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A-levels in 2021, as well as their guiding principles for Technical and Vocational Qualifications.

View autumn arrangements Read 2021 proposals

ofqual-consultation

Supporting you

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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.

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Regular updates

We're sending regular updates to schools, colleges and examiners.

If you’re not already registered, sign up.

For up to the minute information, you can also follow the AQA twitter channel.

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Wellbeing

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.

Alternatively, there are many helpful services available, such as Childline, Young minds and the Mental Health Foundation – all of which offer confidential advice and support.

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


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