Question papers and stationery

Information for schools and colleges about what we'll send you, what you need to provide, issue dates and how to order extra exam stationery.

What you provide

You'll need to provide certain stationery to students on exam day (in addition to what we'll send you). There's more about this in the stationery summary lists on Centre Services. It's also important that you check the instructions in your question paper pack to make sure you're providing everything students need.

Creating an attendance register

We'll send attendance registers to you before the exams. However if you're missing one for any reason then you can create your own on Centre Services:

  • Click 'Pre-exams'
  • Select 'Entries'
  • Click 'Current Entry Reports'
  • Select an academic year
  • Select a series
  • Click 'Search'
  • Click 'Subject reports'
  • Select a specification
  • Click 'Run report'

You'll then be able to download your attendance register.

What we send you

We'll send you exam materials throughout the year. There are three types of exam materials we'll send to you:

  1. Stationery and forms, which we'll send based on your entries.
  2. Early question papers that we send or make available to you before exam day (sometimes called preliminary or pre-release).
  3. Exam day question papers and answer booklets.

Since summer 2019 we've changed the format of some our question papers by providing additional lined pages at the end of question papers for students to use if they run out of space. See the components that use the new format.

You must have a secure storage area where you can store confidential exam materials such as question papers, answer booklets and supplementary booklets and sheets. See the requirements in JCQ's instructions for conducting examinations.

Please notify us immediately by emailing irregularities-n@aqa.org.uk if a parcel or one of the packets has been opened during transit and therefore there may have been a breach of security. Please also tell us if material has been significantly damaged in transit or upon opening.

The tables below show everything we'll send you by date. For early exam materials, you can also use our early question paper dates.

June 2022 series

Level

Item

Exam / pre-release issue date

When we'll send it to you

Initially sent using estimated entries?

GCSE

Question paper pack 6 – GCSE Geography prelim material

22 March 2022

Early March

Yes

GCE and GCSE

Question paper pack 7 – MFL speaking tests

4-11 April 2022

Mid March

No

GCE

Attendance records (non-timetabled components)

 

Late March

No

GCSE

Attendance records (non-timetabled components)

 

Late March

No

GCE

Exam use English anthologies

 

Late March

No

GCSE

Attendance records (May components)

16-27 May 2022

Late March

No

GCE and GCSE

Stationery: includes additional answer books (SLAB4), graph paper, S1 script sacks, S3 coursework sacks

 

Late March to Late April (avoiding Easter)

No

GCE and GCSE

NLL yellow exam dispatch labels (blank stationery)

 

Mid April

No

GCE and GCSE

Question paper pack 8 – Summer exam papers

16-24 May 2022

Late April (after Easter)

No

GCE

Attendance records (All timetabled components)

16 May - 24 June 2022

Late April / Early May

No

GCE and GCSE

Question paper pack 9 – Summer exam papers

25 May – 7 June 2022

Late April / Early May

No

GCSE

Attendance records (June components)

6-28 June 2022

Late April / Early May

No

GCE and GCSE

Question paper pack 10 – Summer exam papers

8-14 June 2022

Mid/Late May

No

GCE and GCSE

Question paper pack 11 – Summer exam papers

15-28 June 2022

Early June (after half term)

No