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 the Key Dates Calendar for 2023/24 to find out when exams are running, and other key dates such as submission dates and exam entry deadlines.

View the version control document for the Key Dates Calendar for the 2023/2024 academic year.

Download the Key Dates Calendar for 2024/25 to to find out when exams are running, and other key dates such as submission dates and exam entry deadlines.

Confirmed exam timetables

The timetables on this page are definitive. Please check back frequently to ensure you have the latest version.

Provisional exam timetables

To provide the most support possible to schools, OxfordAQA asks for your feedback on our provisional exam timetables. Please let us know your thoughts by sending an email to [email protected].

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Find out when to run OxfordAQA exams

OxfordAQA examinations should begin at 7.00am UK time (unless there is a clash – see below for more information). Please note that British Summer Time is observed by the UK during the May/June series and will have some impact which should be considered when planning.

The precise timings that the exams commence and materials can be accessed in your region are included on our time zone guide.

Exam clashes

Despite best efforts to coordinate exam scheduling so that clashes are avoided, you may find that some students’ exams are scheduled for the same time. Please refer to sections 7.1 to 8.6 of the JCQ ‘Instructions for conducting examinations’ (external link) to see how these clashes may be managed.

Dispatch dates
Exam seriesExam date / pre-release issueMaterial includedDispatch dateDispatch will not include entries processed after:
November series (BY23)14 October – 16 NovemberInternational GCSE speaking test and exam papersEarly – Mid October4pm (UK time) on 16 October
January series
(1X24)
03 January – 19 JanuaryInternational AS/A-level exam papersMid November4pm (UK time) on 11 December
May/June series
(6X24 and 6Y24)
29 March – 31 MayInternational GCSE speaking test and International AS/A-level and GCSE exam papers timetabled to take place in MayMid – Late March4pm (UK time) on 28 April
May/June series
(6X24 and 6Y24)
04 June – 21 JuneInternational A-level and GCSE exam papers timetabled to take place in JuneEarly May4pm (UK time) on 28 April
Question papers and stationery

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