An interactive online tool containing key dates information – access to the tool is included within your centre membership to The Exams Office


Login to The Exams Office Hub to access the tool


What are key dates?

These are exams 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 common key dates in the examination cycle.


What the tool offers

The tool offers a composite list of the JCQ and the contributing awarding bodies key dates to support exams officers in:

  • identifying the key dates and deadlines that affect their centre
  • producing a personalised key dates calendar
  • highlighting the key tasks to be undertaken
  • informing an annual exams plan

What the tool contains

The 2023/24 tool contains key dates for the following organisations and exam series’:

  • JCQ: November 2023, Summer 2024
  • AQA: 2023/24 (and OxfordAQA)
  • OCR: 2023/24
  • Pearson: (UK) 2023/24
  • WJEC Eduqas: 2023/24

The Exams Office thanks the above organisations for their contribution.

It is however, the responsibility of users of the tool to confirm that dates are accurate at the point of use as they may be subject to change/amendment by the originating organisation

The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any outcomes in centres as a result of the information provided on our website, The Exams Office Hub 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.