Dates and timetables

Find out when exams are, when results are out, and when to submit non-exam assessment and coursework along with other key dates.

Key dates

Download an annual calendar or use our key dates search to look up all exams and results dates, plus deadlines for entries, access arrangements and post-results.

Key dates for all other awarding organisations are available from their own websites.

Non-exam assessment deadlines

Use our deadline finder to see when you need to submit non-exam assessment, coursework and controlled assessment work 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 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)

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, Projects

13 February 2019 January 2020 version control

March 2020 exam timetable

27 September 2019 March 2020 version control

May/June 2020 GCSE exam timetable

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

 7 November 2019 May/June 2020 version control

May/June 2020 AS and A-level exam timetable

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

7 November 2019May/June 2020 version control

Contingency day 2020

Wednesday 24 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 2020 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 24 June 2020. 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 timetables@aqa.org.uk

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. See JCQ’s instructions for conducting examinations.

Provisional timetables

Below are the provisional exam timetables for November 2020, January 2021 and March 2021. The comment period for these is open until 30 November. Please contact us if you have any feedback.

Provisional timetables for May/June 2021 will be published on 28 February 2020.

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

November 2020 exam timetable

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

   

January 2021 exam timetable

Functional Skills, ELC, Applied General, Technical and Vocational Qualifications, Projects, AQA Certificate

  

March 2021 exam timetable

Functional Skills