The tool offers a composite list of 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

It is recommended that centres use FirefoxSafari (if using an Apple Mac) or Edge when accessing the tool


The following key organisations provide key dates information for inclusion in the tool:

  • JCQ
  • AQA
  • OCR
  • Pearson
  • WJEC Eduqas

The 2022/23 tool contains key dates for the following exam series’:

  • JCQ: November 2022, Summer 2023
  • AQA: November 2022, January 2023, March 2023; Summer 2023
  • OCR: November 2022, January 2023, Summer 2023
  • Pearson: November 2022, January 2023, March 2023; Summer 2023
  • WJEC Eduqas: November 2022, January 2023, Summer 2023

The Exams Office thanks the above organisations for their contribution



The 2022/23 tool contains key dates for the following exam series’:

  • AQA – November 2022, January, March, Summer 2023 (30 March – Updated Last date to request return copies of scripts to support teaching and learning – Access to Scripts service June 2023; Updated Last date for June 2023 Review of Results; Updated Last date to submit late special consideration requests for June 2023)
  • JCQ – November 2022, Summer 2023
  • OCR – November 2022, January 2023, Summer 2023, Cambridge Technicals 2022/23
  • Pearson – November 2022, January, February, March, Summer 2023 (30 March Update of entry deadline for learners who sat BTEC qualifications in February 2023; Deadline for GCSE Astronomy Observation Statement amended)
  • WJEC/Eduqas – Autumn 2022, January 2023, Summer 2023

The tool will continue to be updated if any key dates for 2022/23 are added/amended by the contributing organisations

Note: As dates could be subject to change/amendment by an individual awarding body, it is the responsibility of users to check back frequently with each awarding body’s confirmed key dates to ensure you have the latest version

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/Eduqas key dates the ‘June‘ exam series  (used to describe the main summer May/June exam series) has been categorised under the broader term ‘Summer‘.

  • GCE and GCSE qualifications, All (AQA)1 All (OCR)1 All (Pearson)1 All (WJEC)and BTEC qualifications are categorised in the ‘Qualification‘ column 
  • All other qualifications are categorised in this column as Other and further detail on which qualification this refers to is provided in the ‘Further information‘ column

1All denotes that the key date listed applies to all the qualifications described within the ‘Further information’ or ‘Description’ field, or all qualifications available within that series (as shown in the ‘Series’ field)

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


  • Login to the Online Portal
  • From the Members (Resources) area select Online Tools
  • Select Key Dates Calendar Tool

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 common Key dates in the examination cycle

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