What are key dates?
These are exam administration dates and deadlines provided for centres by awarding bodies
The key dates provided by an awarding body are published on the individual awarding body website
JCQ (on behalf of AQA, CCEA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC) publishes Key dates in the examination cycle
There are key dates for the main examination series of GCSE, GCE and Project qualifications which are common to all of the JCQ awarding bodies.
These include dates for access arrangements, entries, submitting centre assessed marks, release of results and final dates for post-result services. Centre staff with teaching and administrative responsibilities will need to be aware of these dates.
Dates appear on timetables and in various awarding body and JCQ documents. However, sometimes a simple date cannot be found quickly when the need arises.
The ‘need to know’ dates for the academic year 2019/20 are listed on pages 2-4.
(Taken directly from JCQ Key dates in the examination cycle 2019/20)
Below are links to where key dates information can be viewed on each organisation’s website
- NCFE With thanks to NCFE a selection of ncfe. and cache dates is also provided here
- Cambridge International
It is the responsibility of centres to confirm that dates are accurate at the point of use as they may be subject to change by the originating organisation
|What the 2019/20 tool contains
The following key organisations have provided 2019/20 key dates information for inclusion in the tool
The Exams Office thanks the above organisations for their contribution
|What the tool offers
The tool offers a composite list of JCQ and the contributing awarding bodies key dates to support exams officers in:
BEFORE USING THE TOOL, PLEASE NOTE:
The key dates in the tool are presented as received from JCQ and the contributing awarding bodies; however to improve the search experience for JCQ, AQA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC key dates the ‘June‘ exam series (used to describe the main summer May/June exam series) has been categorised under the broader term ‘Summer‘.
Where dates relate to qualifications that have no series (for example, qualifications that have a registration entry at the start of the programme) the series column is blank
1‘All’ denotes that the key date listed applies to all the qualifications described within the ‘Further information’ field or all qualification available within that series (as shown in the ‘Series’ field
How to use the tool
Please ensure that you have applied the ‘Clear filters‘ option once you have completed your search in order to access all of the information in the tool
The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any outcomes in centres as a result of the information provided on our website or within our documentation. It is the responsibility of centres 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.