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.

Early question paper dates

Use our early question paper dates finder to see when early exam materials are available for your subject.

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 January 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)

May/June 2019 GCSE exam timetable

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

24 January 2019May/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

7 December 2018 May/June 2019 AS and A-level version control

November 2019 exam timetable

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


January 2020 exam timetable

Functional Skills, ELC, Applied General, Technical and Vocational Qualifications,

13 February 2019January 2020 version control

March 2020 exam timetable

Functional Skills

9 April 2019March 2020 version control

Contingency day 2019

Wednesday 26 June will be a ‘contingency day’ for all exam boards in the UK.

In line with Ofqual’s exam system contingency plan, this is an additional day at the end of the exam period. It will only be used in the event of major local or national disruption to summer 2019 exams, in which case it is possible that timetable dates could be affected up to and including the contingency day.

Schools should remind students that they will need to make sure that they are available until 26 June 2019. If the contingency plan needs to be used, we will contact centres with details of what to do next.

If you have any questions please contact us at

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 May/June 2020.

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

May/June 2020 GCSE exam timetable

GCSE, AQA Certificate, ELC, FCSE, Projects and Technical Awards

3 April 2019May/June 2020 GCSE version control

May/June 2020 AS and A-level exam timetable

A-level, AS, Level 3 Certificates, Functional Skills, AQA Baccalaureate, Level 3 Extended Project, Applied General and TVQ