Summer 2023 exam arrangements
Exams are due to go ahead this summer with a return to pre-pandemic arrangements, but there are some changes to reflect the disruption pupils have experienced. Understand the current plans for summer 2023.
|15 May||Start of timetabled GCSE and A-level exams|
Final date to submit centre-assessed marks for AS and A-levels (AQA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC)Note: for GCSEs, consult awarding body administration documents, as dates vary
|27 June||Final timetabled GCSE and A-level exams|
|5 July||Final date to submit special consideration requests to GCSE and A-level awarding bodies|
T, AS, and A-level results day
Final VTQ results (level 3)
GCSE results day
Final VTQ results (level 2)
Exams largely returning to pre-pandemic arrangements
Ofqual has confirmed that pre-pandemic grading has returned. Pupils will be examined on the full content of their courses and advance information about the contents of exams will no longer be available.
Non-exam assessment, fieldwork and practical science will follow pre-pandemic arrangements.
Adaptations to support vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) made during the pandemic will also stop.
As in any year, examiners will set grade boundaries after