Autumn 2020 exam series

Ofqual confirmed on 30 June that any student who didn't receive a centre assessment grade or calculated result, and others who wanted to improve their grades, had an opportunity to take the full suite of GCSE, AS and A-level (including Level 3 Mathematical Studies Core maths) exams in the autumn.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll provide more information here in relation to autumn 2020 results.

Important dates

Results days

Exam seriesQualificationsResults day
November 2020AS
Level 3 Certificate
17 December 2020
November 2020 GCSE English Language
GCSE Mathematics
Functional Skills
AQA Certificate and Level 3 Extended Project
14 January 2021
November 2020 all other GCSE subjects
11 February 2021
January 2021Functional Skills
Applied General
Technical and Vocational Qualifications
4 March 2021
March 2021Functional Skills
8 April 2021

Read the full dates and timetables.

Setting standards for grade boundaries and results overall

To be as fair as we can to students who have taken exams in autumn, all exam boards have worked with Ofqual to carry forward the generosity from summer 2020 grades.

Ofqual has published guidance about setting standards in the autumn series. Learn more about what this means for standard-setting for grade boundaries, and for results overall.

Non-examined assessments

Ofqual confirmed that for this series, grades are based on exam performance alone, with no non-exam assessment (NEA). The only exception to this is Art and Design, where there will still be NEA.

Special consideration

Unfortunately, exam boards won't be able to accept lost teaching time because of the coronavirus as grounds for special consideration.