The key dates and deadlines for general qualifications, including Cambridge Nationals, are given in the following documents:
The structure of the exam timetable is agreed by all the JCQ awarding bodies and many factors are considered. We do not timetable examinations for weekends, bank holidays or school holidays, and religious festivals are taken into account wherever possible. We also use ‘clash statistics’ from previous series to avoid major clashes and feedback from centres to identify significant problems. Please note that there are no timetabled general qualification exams in the January series.
* Updated final timetables for the November 2020 series were published 23 July 2020. The GCSE timetable replaces the previous version.
On 12 October, the DfE announced a three-week delay to the June 2021 GCSE and A Level exam timetable. The JCQ has published a provisional Common Timetable, which is open for consultation until 30 October. The provisional OCR timetables are shown below.