Exams, tests and assessments
Find information about primary and secondary school exams and tests including timetables, result dates and where to go for replacement certificates.
Primary school Key Stage 1 and 2 tests and assessments (including phonics screening)
Find information about primary school tests and assessments on Gov.uk: National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2 advice.
Secondary school exam timetables
The exam period is usually the three weeks before and three weeks after the Spring Bank Holiday.
GCSE and A-Level exam timetables are specific to the exam awarding bodies and may vary between exam boards. The main ones can be found on the following websites:
If exams are for other awarding bodies, contact your school or college for further information about dates and times.
Exam results days for 2018
- A levels - Thursday 16 August 2018
- GCSEs - Thursday 23 August 2018
Exam results days for 2019
- A levels - Thursday 15 August 2019
- GCSEs - Thursday 22 August 2019
Exam result queries
If you have any queries about getting your results, you should contact your school directly. The main exam boards are only able to help over the phone if a college or university place depends on your results.
Replacement exam certificates
If you have lost your exam certificate and need a replacement you should contact the school where you sat your exam, as they may still have the original certificate. If the school no longer have your records, then they should be able to give you the name of the board you sat the exam with, and you will need to contact the board directly. If the school has closed you will need to contact the awarding body directly.