Exams 2020: GCSE timetables and key dates

Here is a breakdown of the exam boards’ timetables and key dates for the 2020 GCSE exams

Grainne Hallahan

GCSE exam dates 2020

Due to the current pandemic, exams, results day and appeals had a new process in 2020. 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.

If you are unhappy with your summer GCSE grade, you can appeal. There are more details here.

This year there will be an opportunity to take 'resit' GCSE exams in November. These exams will start on Monday 2 November and finish on Monday 23 November.

The deadline for entries will be 4 October for English Language and mathematics. For all other subjects, the deadline will be 18 September.

Timetables for GCSE exams

AQA timetable  

AQA timetable GCSE English Language and other qualifications

Edexcel timetable

OCR timetable

WJEC timetable

CCEA timetable

GCSE Results Day

Results day for English Language, Functional Skills, AQA Certificate and Level 3 Extended Project will be 14 January 2021.

Results day for all other GCSE exams will be Thursday 11 February 2021. 


Find more information on GCSE results day 2019
Get the latest news and views on the GCSE exams

GCSE resits 2020

Students who are unhappy with their results in the November exams may have an opportunity to resit English Language and mathematics in early 2021, but this has not yet been confirmed.

All other subjects may be entered again in the summer 2021 examination series.

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 GCSE news, views and analysis on our GCSE 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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