Autumn Examination Series
As far as we are aware the scheduled Autumn Examination Series will still go ahead. We will update this page with any revised guidance as and when this is received. All information below is accurate as per the guidance issued by OFQUAL at the current time (Tuesday, 18 August).
This exam series is open to all students who do not feel that their grade reflects their performance.
The exam series will have the following dates:
- AS and A Level exams: Monday, 5 October to Friday, 23 October
- GCSE exams: Monday, 2 November to Monday, 23 November.
To apply for these exams, you must do this via the links below.
AS and A Level entries can be made by clicking here from Tuesday, 18 August.
Note: The deadline for entry is 5.00pm, Thursday, 3 September.
GCSE entries can be made by clicking here from Tuesday, 25 August.
Note: For GCSE subjects excluding Mathematics and English Language, the deadline for entry is 5.00pm, Thursday, 17 September and for GCSE Mathematics and English Language, the deadline is 5.00pm, Thursday, 1 October.
Additional information on the Autumn Examination Series
The exams in the autumn series will be the same number in each subject and in the same format as the summer 2020 exam had they not been cancelled.
- Exam boards will base results on students’ performance in exams alone and not on any non-exam assessment, with the exception of Art and Design qualifications.
- For Art and Design qualifications assessed in the autumn, grades will be based on students’ performance in a new task set, which will be taken under the normal supervised conditions and marked by exam boards.
- Students will be able to carry forward their A Level practical Science and GCSE English Language endorsements to the autumn series – for A Level Science students, this means that there will be no need to repeat the Practical Activity Groups (PAGs) for Science subjects if you sit the autumn examination series.
- If you choose to take exams in the autumn or next summer and achieve a different grade from the grade you received this summer, you will be able to use the higher of the 2 grades to show to universities, colleges and employers in future.
Please refer to the Ofqual Student Guide for further information.