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The GCSE 2023 Dates: Exam Timetable And Key Information

GCSE 2023 dates have been released and the GCSE exam series is on the horizon. Take a look at the provisional timetables detailed below to ensure you’re prepared for the 2023 GCSE exams. 

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Download this free, printable exam timetable template to help students plan revision and prepare for exams.

All GCSE exams, across all exam boards, will take place during May and June 2023 this academic year. Our complete guide to GCSE 2023 exam dates includes all dates for all maths exams across the Edexcel, OCR and AQA exam boards. Exam dates for English Language, the Physics paper, Chemistry paper, French paper, Religious Studies, the English Literature paper, the Biology paper and more have been released. The timetable for A level exams is also available. This blog focuses exclusively on the GCSE maths exams. 

To help prepare for the exams, take a look at our free predicted versions of GCSE maths past papers Choose from Edexcel, AQA and OCR higher and foundation papers. Answers and mark scheme included.

Changes to the exams since 2022

To help to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on learning, GCSE exams 2022 students were given advance information on topics that would be covered in the exams. In 2023 there will be no advanced information. However, in maths, physics and combined science exams students will be given formulae and equation sheets.

Third Space Learning offers a wealth of resources to support students with coursework and help them to prepare for the GCSE Maths exams. Our free resources include GCSE maths worksheets, GCSE maths past papers, GCSE maths questions and GCSE maths revision lessons as well as our one-to-one online GCSE maths tuition, aimed at filling gaps in students’ learning and developing the confidence to help them succeed.

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Read on for key dates for the GCSE 2023 exams. 

Edexcel GCSE 2023 dates

According to the Edexcel Pearson provisional GCSE 2023 examination timetable, the Edexcel maths exams will begin on Friday 19th May with the Paper 1 (Non-Calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Maths Tier. This paper will take place in the morning and be one hour and thirty minutes. 

The Mathematics Paper 2 (Calculator) will take place on Wednesday 7th of June for both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier. This paper is also scheduled for the morning and will also be one hour and thirty minutes. 

The third and final, Paper 3 (Calculator) is set for Monday 14th June, again scheduled for morning, one hour and thirty minutes and for both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier.

Find out more: Edexcel Pearson GCSE page

OCR GCSE 2023 dates

The OCR GCSE 2023 exam timetable runs throughout May and June 2023. OCR labels mathematics papers 1, 2 and 3 as Foundation Tier and mathematics papers 4, 5 and 6 as Higher Tier. Papers 1 and 4 (the first Foundation Tier and the first Higher Tier papers) will both take place on Friday 19th May.

The second exam for both Foundation and Higher Tiers, papers 2 and 5 will take place on Wednesday 7th of June.

The final paper for both Foundation and Higher, papers 3 and 6, will be sat by students on Wednesday 14th June. 

All OCR maths exams will be one hour and thirty minutes and take place during the morning exam session. 

Find out more: OCR GCSE page

AQA GCSE 2023 dates

The AQA 2023 GCSE exam timetable is very similar to that of Edexcel and OCR in terms of the maths exams. Paper 1 (Non-Calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier will take place on the morning of Friday 19th May, lasting one hour and thirty minutes.

Paper 2 (Calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier is set for the morning of Wednesday 7th of June, lasting one hour and thirty minutes.

Paper 3 (Calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier will be in the morning on Monday 14th June lasting another one hour and thirty minutes. 

Find out more: AQA GCSE page

Summary of maths exam dates 2023

A summary of the dates your students will the sit three maths papers:

  • Friday 19th May 2023 – First paper (Edexcel, OCR & AQA)
  • Wednesday 7th June 2023  – Second paper (Edexcel, OCR & AQA)
  • Wednesday 14th June 2023 – Third paper (Edexcel, OCR & AQA)
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GCSE results day 2023

GCSE results 2023 will be available across all exam boards next summer on the 24th August 2023.

GCSE appeals

If students are unhappy with the results they receive, there is a chance to appeal. 

Edexcel appeals, OCR appeals and AQA appeals are all allowed to be submitted within 30 days of the results.

However appeals must meet specified criteria and often the head of the test centre or school administration must be the one to submit the appeal.

GCSE resits 2023

For those who did not achieve the results they hoped for, GCSE resits will be possible during the 2023 GCSE exam season. 

Maths and English GCSE resits however will be sat a bit earlier next year during November 2023. 

Planning for the GCSE exams

Knowing the GCSE 2023 exams dates is crucial in exam preparation. Students should make a note of exam dates and use this information to create a revision timetable and organise how to revise for GCSE

In the run up to exam season, students should also think about how to revise most effectively and what exam techniques they can utilise to make the most of each mark. 

We remind all students of the importance of maintaining good health and well-being during a stressful year of exam preparation and wish all of the students sitting GCSE exams in 2023 the very best of luck!

Will there be changes to GCSE 2023?

GCSEs in 2023 will largely go back to pre-pandemic standards.

What dates do GCSEs finish in 2023?

GCSE exams in 2023 will provisionally start on 15 May and finish on 21 June.

Are GCSEs cancelled?

GCSE exams are not cancelled in 2023 and will go ahead as usual.

Will 2023 A-Levels be cancelled?

A-Levels will go ahead in 2023.

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Since 2013 we’ve helped over 130,000 primary and secondary students become more confident, able mathematicians. Find out more about our GCSE Maths tuition or request a personalised quote for your school to speak to us about your school’s needs and how we can help.

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Vanessa Sipple-Asher
Vanessa Sipple-Asher
Third Space Learning
Content Team
Vanessa edits a lot of the content that you see on the Third Space Learning blog and once in a while, she gets the chance to write articles about maths education and how Third Space Learning can help students and teachers.
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Printable GCSE Exam Timetable

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FREE GCSE maths practice papers (Edexcel, AQA & OCR)

8 sets of free exam practice papers written by maths teachers and examiners for Edexcel, AQA and OCR.

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Get ready for SATs with this set of 6 maths SATs practice papers designed to help your Year 6 pupils improve test skills and build confidence.

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