Original marked paper (access to scripts)

Usual post-results services are not available for summer 2020 series

We've suspended our usual post-results services for the summer 2020 exams series as exams didn't take place. Post-results services do not apply to centre-assessed grades or rankings. Learn more about results day for the summer 2020 series.

You can request 'access to scripts' for an original marked exam paper to use for your teaching and learning.

We only send out original papers once we’ve passed the post-results deadline, so don’t request this service if you want to request a review or priority review of marking, a clerical re-check or an appeal

Original papers aren't available for some externally assessed units, but you can request the candidate record form or marking grid instead.

You can request an exam paper for:

  • GCSEs
  • AS and A-levels
  • AQA Certificates
  • FSMQ
  • Functional Skills
  • Applied Generals
  • Tech-levels.


The fee for this service is £11.30 per paper.

Request a marked paper

To request a marked paper for our Level 3 Tech-level qualifications, email us at tvqescalation@aqa.org.uk, including 'Original marked paper request' in the subject line.

To request a marked paper for all other qualifications:

  1. Log in to e-AQA and select ‘Post-results services’
  2. Select 'Access to scripts'
  3. Choose ‘original’ on the submission screen.

How long it takes

You’ll receive the papers within five weeks of the request deadline.

What happens next

Original marked papers will be paper or electronic copies. They may arrive in several batches, and we send them after the deadline for review-of-results requests.

If there's a problem with the copies you receive, let us know within two weeks – we may not be able to help you after that.

If you want to cancel a request for an original marked paper (because you want to request a review of marking or clerical re-check or appeal), let us know immediately. There might still be time for us to cancel sending the original marked paper.