Exams 2020: A-level timetables and key dates

Find exam board timetables, key dates and information for the 2020 A-level exams

Grainne Hallahan

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Due to the current pandemic, exams, results day and appeals have a different process this year. For more details, check out our article on What You Need to Know about GCSEs and A-levels 2020.

On the 12 August the education secretary announced that GCSE and A-level  students in England could accept their calculated grade, or appeal to receive a valid mock result, or sit autumn exams to ensure the achievements of young people are recognised.

The 2020 A-level exam period would have ran from Monday 11 May until Wednesday 26 June.

If you are unhappy with your grade, you have the opportunity to appeal in August. More details on appeals are here.

This year there will be an opportunity to take a 'resit' A-level exam in October. Exams will begin on Monday 5 October and finish on Friday 23 October.

There are five exam boards across the UK, each with a different timetable. We are waiting to hear what the exam timetables will be from the awarding bodies.

The deadline for entries is the 4 September.

Timetables for A-levels 2020

AQA timetable

Edexcel timetable

OCR timetable

WJEC timetable

These exams will start on Monday 5 October and finish on Friday 23 October.

The deadline for entries will be 4 September

A-level Results Day

A-level results day will be Thursday 17 December.

Find out more about the university clearing process and key dates
Get the latest news and views on this year’s A-levels

When are A-level resits?

If you are unhappy with your grade in the October exams, you will be able to resit your A-level exams in the summer series in May and June 2021.

Visit our revision hub and wave goodbye to stress during exam season. It’s packed with tips, tricks and techniques that can help set your students on the path to success.

Keep up to date with all the latest A-level news, views and analysis on our A-level hub. 


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Grainne Hallahan

Grainne Hallahan

Grainne Hallahan is Tes recruitment editor and senior content writer at Tes

Find me on Twitter @heymrshallahan

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