Exam timetables and guidance

Ofqual statement regarding 2020 examinations

Results day - Thursday 20 August 2020


Contingency timetable dates have been scheduled up to and including Wednesday 24th June. These dates will be used in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations. Candidates must remain available until Wednesday 24 June should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.


GCSE qualifications in England were revised by the government in 2017 to make them more demanding. This was to ensure that students leave school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in 21st century Britain, and to match those of their peers in high-performing education systems elsewhere in the world.

Find out more about the changes here.