Original marked paper (access to scripts)

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 fees for the June 2019 series are:

  • exam paper: £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 2019 20 February 2020
January 2020 2 April 2020
March 2020 14 May 2020

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.