Estimated entries

For some subjects, you need to give us an early estimate of the number of students you'll be entering so that 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 seriesOpening date for estimated entriesDeadline for estimated entriesEarly entry form
June 2021Early September 202010 October 2020Summer 2021: early entry form

We do not require estimated entries for the March 2021 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.

Certificate in Personal and Social Education

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.