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:
- AS and A-levels
- AQA Certificates
- Functional Skills
- Applied Generals
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, including 'Original marked paper request' in the subject line.
To request a marked paper for all other qualifications:
- Log in to e-AQA and select ‘Post-results services’
- Select 'Access to scripts'
- Choose ‘original’ on the submission screen.
|Exam series||Request deadline|
|November 2020 |
AS and A-level
|4 February 2021|
GCSE English Language, GCSE Mathematics, Functional Skills, AQA Certificate and Level 3 Extended Project
|18 February 2021|
all other GCSE subjects
|18 March 2021|
|January 2021 |
Functional Skills; ELC; Applied General; Technical and Vocational Qualifications; Project
|1 April 2021|
|March 2021 |
|14 May 2021|
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.