Exam boards have today published guidance for how schools and colleges are expected to award grades this summer. The guidance includes key dates setting out the process.

Here’s what you need to know:

 

22 March to 22 April:

Entry amendments window open for centres

 

 

31 March:

Additional assessment materials (sets of questions, mark schemes and mapping)

 

 

26 April:

Entry deadline for private candidates

 

 

12 April:

Additional support materials (marking exemplification)

 

12 April to 30 April:

Window for centre policy submission

 

19 April:

Additional support materials (grading exemplification) and additional sets of questions publicly available

 

19 April to 11 June:

Awarding organisations review centre policies and conduct virtual visits where needed

 

26 April:

Entry deadline for private candidates

 

26 May to 18 June:

Window for teacher assessed grades submission opens via awarding organisations’ respective portals

 

18 June to 16 July:

Exam boards conduct sample checks of evidence. In
exceptional circumstances, sample checks may take place until July 23.

 

10 August:

A/AS levels and relevant otherlLevel 3 results day

 

12 August:

GCSE and relevant other level 2 results day

 

10 August to 7 September:

Priority appeals window:

  • 10 August to 16 August: student requests centre review
  • 10 August to 20 August: centre conducts centre review
  • 11 August to 23 August: centre submits appeal to awarding organisation

 

10 August to end October:

Majority of non-priority appeals take place

  • 10 August to 3 September: student requests centre review
  • 10 August to 10 September: centre conducts centre review
  • 11 August to 17 September: centre submits appeal to awarding organisation
GCSEs and A-levels