Autumn Exam Series

Autumn Exam Series (October: A Levels, November: GCSE’s)

Ofqual has confirmed arrangements for exams that will take place in Autumn 2021. Following consultations, decisions have now been published for GCSEs, AS and A Levels, and for Vocational and Technical Qualifications and other General Qualifications. 

For GCSEs, AS and A Levels:

  • Exams will be available in all GCSE and A Level subjects and will cover all specification content.
  • AS and A Level exams will be held in October; GCSE exams will take place in November and December.
  • Exams will be in their normal format, with no adaptations beyond those that had already been put in place for summer 21 exams before they were cancelled (Specific adaptations were put in place for summer 21 exams in some subjects before they were cancelled).
  • There will be no non-exam assessments (NEA). Grades will be determined on student performance in exams only. The exception is art and design where we will set and mark a new task to determine a student's grade. 
  • Any student who receives a teacher assessed grade this summer, or who we believe would have intended to enter to summer 21 exams had they not been cancelled, can take the corresponding GCSE, AS and A Level exams in autumn 21.
  • Any student who was at least 16 on 31 August 2021 can take the GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths exams, as normal. 
  • Vocational and Technical Qualifications will offer additional assessment opportunities between September 21 and January 22; we will offer our usual assessment opportunities between these dates.

If a student wishes to register their interest in being entered for the Autumn exam series, they must complete the Autumn Exam Series online request form below.

The deadlines to submit an online request for entry in to the Autumn exam series are:

  • GCE A Level – 27 August
  • GCSE (except English Language and Maths) – 3 September
  • GCSE English Language and Maths – 24 September

Complete the Autumn Exam Series Request Form

Autumn Exam Series Results Days

16 December
Results: October A Levels
13 January
Results: November GCSE English Lang, Maths, Ext. Project
24 February
Results: All other November GCSE’s


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