Original marked paper (access to scripts)

Post-results services not available in summer 2021

There will not be normal post-results services in summer 2021, except for Functional Skills where some exams have gone ahead.

If you’re unhappy with your results, see our page on Appeals for Summer 2021.

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.
Exam seriesRequest deadline
November 2021
AS and A-level
3 February 2022
November 2021
GCSE and other
17 February 2022
November 2021
31 March 2022
January 2022
Functional Skills; Entry Level Certificate; Applied General; Technical and Vocational Qualifications
14 April 2022
March 2022
Functional Skills
19 May 2022

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.