For some subjects, you need to give us an early estimate of the number of students you'll be entering, so we can make sure you have everything you need before exams start.
Why we need estimated entries
For some subjects, we need to send you exam materials before the exam period starts. We dispatch these materials before we have the final entries data, so we ask you to estimate your entries so we know how much you'll need.
We also use estimated entries to assign visiting examiners or moderators to your school or college, where needed.
Subjects we need estimated entries for
The subjects we need estimated entries for change each exam series. Check the list of subjects included in the relevant early entry form in the table below.
We need estimated entries for all subjects with exams where materials are needed in advance.
|Exam series||Opening date for estimated entries||Deadline for estimated entries||Early entry form|
|November 2019||mid-June 2019||21 July 2019||Winter 2019/2020: early entry form|
|June 2020||early September 2019||10 October 2019||Published early September 2019|
We do not require estimated entries for the January 2020 or March 2020 exam series.
How to submit estimated entries
It’s free to submit estimated entries and they are completely provisional – they don't commit your school or college in any way.
You can submit estimated entries in two ways:
- use e-AQA, our secure extranet. This is the simplest method, because you can re-use entries from the previous year as a starting point
- fill in and return an early entry information form (included above – there’s one form per exam series).
You don't need to tell us about minor adjustments to estimated entries after you've submitted them.
Intention to enter
You only need to send us intention to enter information for the Certificate in Personal and Social Education (5800). Please see the specification administration page for further information.