The General Certificate Secondary Education (GCSE) exams are back this year after 2 years of cancellations due to Covid-19 restrictions. The GCSE exam timetable is out.
The exams will take place as usual in school and college’s halls, but several adjustments are likely to happen. These changes took into consideration the effects on cancellations of classes and also made it easier for students to transition to normal exam conditions.
Edexcel GCSE exam dates
Edexcel released the provisional GCSE exam timetables. The exams will begin on the 16th of May and finish in June.
When is GCSE results day?
The GCSE exam results day for students is on Thursday 24 August 2023.
Changes you should know
After 2 years of teachers assessing grades, this is the first time after the pandemic students will return to taking exams.
There are several adjustments made to the GCSE exams, exam dates and conditions of taking the exams.
Where there is more than one exam paper per subject, those papers be spread further apart than usual.
- Two English Language papers will be on 18th May and 10th June.
- Two English Literature papers will be on the 25th May and 8th June.
- Mathematics three papers will be on the 20th May, 7th June and 13th June.
Adjustments for the exams
Students in exam years have had two years of disrupted schooling due to the pandemic. As a result, the Department for Education has decided to make adjustments to the exams.
This includes reducing content and providing students with information on exam topics before taking the tests.
Download GCSE exam timetable, PDF
You can download the PDF file here.
If you have any further questions on the exam timetables and the exam dates, check out AQA and Pearson websites for more information.