Dates and timetables

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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

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)

January 2021 exam timetable

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

4 September 2020 January 2021 version control

March 2021 exam timetable

Functional Skills

16 March 2020 March 2021 version control

May/June 2021 AS and A-level exam timetable

A-level, AS, Level 3 Certificates, Functional Skills, Applied General and TVQ

16 November 2020  

May/June 2021 GCSE exam timetable

GCSE, AQA Certificate, ELC, FCSE, Projects and L1/L2 Awards

17 December 2020 May/June 2021 version control

November 2021 exam timetable

GCSE, Functional Skills and Level 3 Extended Project

9 December 2020  

January 2022 exam timetable

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

9 December 2020  

March 2022 exam timetable

Functional Skills

9 December 2020