Exam information

Please find the examination boards for all of our core subjects and option subjects for each year group in Key Stage 4 and Post-16.

Exam timetables

A message from Dr Jo Saxton, Ofqual Chief Regulator:

"Dear students,

In my job as Chief Regulator of qualifications, I get to meet many students, teachers and parents from different parts of the country. Speaking to students like you, who are getting ready for formal exams and assessments, it’s clear to me that you want life to get back to normal and that you would like as much certainty about what is going to happen as possible.

For that reason the exam boards have, this week, published for you ‘advance information’ on their websites. This is subject by subject, specification by specification, specific outlines of the focus of questions across many of your summer exams. We’ve added a tool on our website which shows you what is available for each subject.

These materials are just one of the ways we are working to make sure that, despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, your exams and formal assessments are less daunting.

You will also get formulae sheets for GCSE maths exams and updated equation sheets for GCSE physics and combined science exams, so you won’t have to memorise as much.

As well as advance information and formulae sheets, you will be supported by generous grading, which will provide you with a safety-net to protect you from just missing out on a grade.

We will also publish videos, infographics and other materials to help those of you who have been prevented from ever sitting a formal exam, to know what that feels like.

You can find more information at the following official sources:

Best wishes,

Dr Jo Saxton Ofqual Chief Regulator " 

Exam conditions

Exam conditions will apply to every examination, the rules are set by the Joint Council for Qualifications and can be viewed using the links below. These posters will also be visible in any examination room.

Revision preparation

Examination boards provide very detailed information on all of their courses and their websites are the best place to start looking for additional help. They are all relatively easy to use with the sections on course specifications, past papers and mark schemes being the most useful.

The exam board websites are: AQAEdexcelOCR

Students must continue to ask their teachers for help whenever they need it and parents, as always, are very welcome to contact the appropriate teacher in school with any queries.