A-Level and GCSE exam timetables 2023
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The A-Level and GCSE exam timetables 2023 you need to know

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We know the exam period can be mind-boggling for students and parents. To help, we’ve pulled together all the A-Level and GCSE exam timetables 2023 so you have all the key dates in one place.

And to help get you even more organised, check out our guide to creating the ultimate revision timetable – including how to start and prioritise, and how to split time between revision and breaks.

GCSE exam timetables 2023

2023 GCSE exams start on Monday 15 May and finish on Wednesday 21 June. Here are all the key subject and exam board timetables for this year that you need to know.

When are the GCSE Maths exams 2023?

Friday 19 May (morning):

  • AQA maths paper 1 (non-calculator) – higher and foundation
  • CCEA Mathematics units 1 and 2 (calculator) – foundation
  • CCEA Mathematics units 3 and 4 (calculator) – higher
  • Edexcel maths paper 1 (non-calculator) – higher and foundation
  • Eduqas maths paper 1 (non-calculator) – higher and foundation
  • OCR maths paper 1 (non-calculator) – higher and foundation

Tuesday 23 May (morning):

  • WJEC maths unit 1 (non-calculator) – all tiers

Wednesday 7 June (morning):

  • AQA maths paper 2 (calculator) – higher and foundation
  • CCEA maths units 5 and 6 (calculator and non-calculator) – foundation
  • CCEA maths units 7 and 8 (calculator and non-calculator) – higher
  • Edexcel maths paper 2 (calculator) – higher and foundation
  • Eduqas maths paper 2 (calculator) – higher and foundation
  • OCR maths paper 2 (calculator) – higher and foundation

Wednesday 14 June (morning):

  • AQA maths paper 3 (calculator) – higher and foundation
  • Edexcel maths paper 3 (calculator) – higher and foundation
  • OCR maths paper 3 (calculator) – higher and foundation
  • WJEC maths unit 2 (calculator) – all tiers

When are the GCSE English Language exams 2023?

Friday 12 May (morning)

  • CCEA English language unit 1 

Wednesday 31 May (morning)

  • CCEA English language unit 4

Monday 5 June (morning)

  • AQA, Edexcel, Edquas, OCR and WJEC English language paper 1

Monday 12 June (morning)

  • AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas and OCR English language paper 2 exam
  • WJEC English language unit 3

When are the GCSE English Literature exams 2023?

Wednesday 17 May (morning)

  • AQA, CCEA, Edquas, OCR and WJEC English literature paper 1 

Thursday 18 May (morning)

  • Edexcel English literature unit 1

Wednesday 24 May (morning)

  • AQA, CCEA, Edquas, OCR and WJEC English literature paper 2

Friday 26 May (morning)

  • Edexcel English literature unit 2

When are the GCSE Science exams 2023?

Biology single science and combined science exam dates 2023

Tuesday 16 May (morning)

  • AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC biology paper 1 for both higher and foundation, combined and single science students

Friday 9 June (afternoon)

  • AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, and OCR biology paper 2 for both higher and foundation, combined and singl science students

Tuesday 13 June (morning

  • WJEC biology paper 2

Chemistry single science and combined science exam dates 2023

Monday 22 May (morning)

  • AQA, CCEA, OCR and WJEC chemistry paper 1 for both higher and foundation, combined and single science students

Tuesday 23 May (morning)

  • Edexcel chemistry paper 1

Tuesday 13 June (morning)

  • AQA, CCEA, Edexcel and OCR chemistry paper 2 for both higher and foundation, combined and single science students

Friday 16 June (morning)

  • WJEC chemistry paper 2

Physics single science and combined science exam dates 2023

Thursday 25 May (morning)

  • AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, WJEC and OCR physics paper 1 for both higher and foundation, combined and single science students

Friday 16 June (morning)

  • AQA, CCEA, Edexcel and OCR physics paper 2 for both higher and foundation, combined and single science students

Monday 19 June (morning)

  • WJEC physics paper 2

All the exam board timetables you need to know

For all other subjects, check out the exam board GCSE timetables:

AQA GCSE exam timetable 2023

CCEA GCSE exam timetable 2023

Edexcel GCSE exam timetable 2023

Eduqas GCSE exams timetable 2023

OCR GCSE exam timetable 2023

WJEC GCSE exam timetable 2023

A-Level and AS-Level exam timetables 2023

AQA A-Level and AS-Level exam timetable 2023

OCR A-Level and AS-Level exam timetable 2023

Edexcel A-Level and AS-Level exam timetable 2023

WJEC A-Level and AS-Level exam timetable 2023

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) examination sessions

May 2023 examination schedule – Exam Zone A

May 2023 examination schedule – Exam Zone B

May 2023 examination schedule – Exam Zone C

Whether you set reminders in your calendar or print out the exam timetables and hang on the wall, keeping track of the exam period will help you stay on track with revision. Good luck!

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