Key Exam Dates


Please note that the information contained within our Key Dates and Exams Timetable Tools is only applicable to UK centres


One of The Exams Office's core principles is to save you time.

With the demise of government support, tools such as the Key Dates Calendar and Exams Timetable Tool are no longer available. We are aware of how long it takes exams officers to collate this information from the various awarding body websites.


All of our online tools are updated on a regular basis.

The Exams Office has also devised a tool which not previously been available to the exams office community - the Provisional Exams Timetable Tool. This enables centres to view future exams series and feedback via JCQ consultations and is availble during the spring term. 


A key part of the exams officer role is meeting important deadlines. It is good practice to build an annual exams plan (see Annual exams plan template with hints and tips in our Key Documents section) to identify the external deadlines you have to meet. This should also identify internal deadlines for staff in your centre. Always allow sufficient time between your internal deadline and the external deadline to enable you to complete your administrative tasks before submitting information to the relevant awarding body.

From September each adcademic year, you will be able to select the Key Dates Calendar, Exams Timetable Tool or Provisional Summer Exams Timetable Tool icon below. The links to the awarding body websites from where the information contained in these documents is located is also supplied. You should refer to these sites for the definitive information regarding awarding body qualifications.


We recommend that you use FirefoxSafari (if using an Apple Mac) or Edge when accessing our online tools.


All of our online tools use the latest software, so please ensure that your internet browser has been updated in the last 12 months in order to access the full functionality of both the Key Dates Calendar and Exams Timetable Tool


The Key Dates Calendar, Exams Timetable Tool and Provisional Exams Timetable Tool are available by clicking the icons below


Key Dates Calendar and Exams Timetable Tools that relate to the 2017/18 academic year will be available in September 2017


The summer 2019 Provisional Exams Timetable Tool will be available during March 2018


We are the only organisation who will also be producing this information as online tools in partnership with JCQ and the major awarding bodies


Awarding Body/JCQ information


Below are links to the awarding bodies and JCQ websites from where the information in each tool can also be viewed.


The Exams Office would like to thank JCQ and all of the awarding bodies listed above in helping us to collate the information contained within the Key Dates Calendar and Exams Timetable Tools.


It is the responsibility of centres to confirm that dates are accurate at the point of use as they may be subject to change. You should always check that the information you are utilising has not been altered.



The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any outcomes in schools/colleges as a result of the information provided on our website or within our documentation. It is the responsibility of schools/colleges to apply this information as they deem necessary within their own centre. You should always contact/refer to the relevant awarding body for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding their qualifications.

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