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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.

Key dates

15 May  Start of timetabled GCSE and A-level exams
15 May

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
17 August

T, AS, and A-level results day

Final VTQ results (level 3)

24 August

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