Exams administration

Exams Administration


Oxford AQA Exams schools are allocated to one administrative zone covering all regions, including the Middle East region (including Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) and South East Asia (including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand).

International GCSE and A-level exam timetables

These pages are for exams officers. Exam periods are a particularly busy time of year, and we'll help you plan ahead and stay on track with the whole exam lifecycle, from making entries to receiving results.

Our International GCSE examinations are sat in May/June and November.

Our International AS / A-level examinations are sat in May/June and January.


Dates and timetables

Find out when exams are, when results are out and when to submit coursework/controlled assessment throughout the year.

Becoming an Oxford AQA Exams centre

Before entering your students for our exams you must first be approved as an Oxford International AQA Examinations centre. We are unable to accept entries without prior approval, so please make sure you become an approved centre before you start teaching our courses.


This section provides information for exams officers about how to enter students for exams, including re-sits, series opening and deadline dates, basedata, fees and transfers.

Making entries

Entry fields

Warning reports, transfers, late awards

Access arrangements and special consideration

This section provides information on access arrangements, including modified question papers, enabling students with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to take our exams and assessments.

Exams guidance

This section provides guidance for conducting exams in your school or college, including how to arrange for invigilation and what to do if you suspect malpractice.

Information availability

Copyright information


Sending scripts

The following PDF includes instructions for centres on how to send their completed exam papers to Oxford AQA Exams for marking.

Results days

All you need for preparing for results day, including links to services, deadlines, certificates and issues.

Results slips

On student results day, students receive a printed results slip from you (also known as a candidate statement of provisional results).

The results slip shows provisional results. This is so that there's time for enquiries about results (eg reviews), late award claims and any results that are still pending.


We send certificates to schools about eight weeks after results day. They show the final, confirmed results.

Check that you have all the certificates you expected. Give them to students without delay (using secure post if sending by mail), and keep a record of what you've issued. Any unclaimed certificates must be stored securely for at least 12 months, then destroyed confidentially or sent back to us.

Timetable - May/June 2017

(PDF, 110 KB)

Contact us

Have a question about Oxford International AQA Examinations?

Contact us and one of our regional consultants will respond to you shortly.

If you have a question about a particular point of exams administration, you can email our UK-based team of experts at examsadmin@oxfordaqaexams.org.uk

Become an Oxford AQA Exams school

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