Original marked paper (access to scripts)

You can request access to scripts from an original marked exam paper to use for your teaching and learning. Scripts show the candidate’s written answers and the examiner’s comments and assessments.

You can request an exam paper for:

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

Please note our ‘access to scripts’ service is not available for any digital media (audio/video) candidate work within a component.


There is no fee for this service.

How to make a request

To request a marked paper:

  1. Fill in the student written consent form from JCQ’s post-results services page
  2. Log in to Centre Services and select ‘Post-exams’ and ‘Post-results services’
  3. Select ‘Access to scripts’, either ‘Request by candidate’ or ‘Request by component'
  4. Choose the 'Original’ option on the submission screen.

If you are also requesting a review of marking, we advise that you wait for that to be completed before you request an original marked paper.

Deadline dates

Exam seriesRequest deadline
March 2024
16 May 2024
June 2024
26 September 2024

How long it takes

We aim to have the papers to you within one week in the majority of cases, but allow up to six weeks for them to arrive.

What happens next

We’ll email your school/college's exams officer when your original copy of a marked paper is available on Centre Services. These can be accessed on the ‘View or cancel requests’ screen on Centre Services

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.