Dates and timetables

Find out when exams are, when results are out, and when to submit coursework, controlled assessment and non-exam assessment throughout the year.

Search for key dates

Use our key dates search to look up all exams and results dates, plus deadlines for entries, access arrangements and post-results.

Coursework and controlled assessment deadlines

Use our deadline finder to see when you need to submit coursework and controlled assessment to us.

Confirmed exam timetables

Confirmed exam timetables for May/June are published by 30 June each year. Confirmed timetables for November, January and March are published by 31 October each year.

The timetables on this page are definitive. Please check back frequently to ensure you have the latest version.

Confirmed timetable (listed by series and qualifications) Last updated Version control file (if applicable)

November 2018 exam timetable

GCSE (resit only), Functional Skills, Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Extended Project

10 August 2018 November 2018 version control

January 2019 exam timetable

Functional Skills, ELC, Applied General, Technical and Vocational Qualifications, Projects and Level 2 certificate

23 August 2018 January 2019 version control

March 2019 exam timetable

Functional Skills

28 February 2018  

May/June 2019 GCSE exam timetable

GCSE, AQA Certificates, ELC, FCSE, FSMQ, Projects and Technical Awards

21 September 2018 May/June 2019 GCSE version control

May/June 2019 AS and A-level exam timetable

A-level, AS, Level 3 Certificates, Applied General and Technical Level Qualifications, Restricted entry pilot,
Functional Skills, FSMQ (Advanced, including pilot), AQA Baccalaureate and Level 3 Extended Project

21 September 2018 May/June 2019 AS and A-level version control

Exam clashes

We and the other exam boards do our best to coordinate exam scheduling and avoid clashes, but this isn’t always possible, and some students' exams may be scheduled to take place at the same time.

If you’d like to know more about how we schedule exams, take a look at our guide to producing exam timetables

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) publish guidance on what to do in the event of exam clashes. View JCQ’s Instructions for Conducting Examinations >

Provisional timetables

Here are the provisional exam timetables for November 2019, January 2020 and March 2020. The comment period for these is open until 30 November. Please contact us regarding any feedback about these timetables.

Provisional timetables for May/June 2020 will be published on 28 February 2019.

Provisional timetable (listed by series and qualifications) Last updated Version control (if applicable)

November 2019

GCSE, Functional Skills, AQA Certificate and Level 3 Extended,  Projects


January 2020

Functional Skills, ELC, Applied Generals and Technical Vocational Qualifications, Projects


March 2020

Functional Skills