The GCSE 2023 Dates: Exam Timetable And Key Information

Here’s your guide to the key GCSE 2023 dates. The provisional timetables for the exam series have been finalised and these are the key dates you need to know to ensure you’re prepared for the 2023 GCSE exams. 

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When are the GCSE Exams 2023?

All GCSE exams, across all exam boards, take place during May and June 2023 this academic year. The first exam is set to begin on 15th May 2023 and the final GCSE exam is set to take place on Wednesday 21st June.

We will inform you about dates for the various exam boards, including the Edexcel, OCR and AQA exam boards. Exam dates for other subjects are available from the websites of the relevant awarding bodies. This blog focuses solely on the maths GCSE examinations. 

Changes to the exams since 2022

To help alleviate the pandemic and its disruption to learning, for the GCSE exams 2022, students were given information in advance on the topics 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. You can also download a free maths formula sheet here.

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Edexcel GCSE 2023 dates

According to the Edexcel Pearson provisional GCSE 2023 examination timetable, the Edexcel Maths Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 exams will begin on 19th May 2023.

Paper 1 (Non-Calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Maths Tier is on Friday 19th May. 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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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 on the 24th August 2023.

GCSE appeals

If students are disappointed with their results, there is a chance to appeal. 

Edexcel appeals, OCR appeals and AQA appeals can be submitted within 30 days of the results.

However, appeals must meet specified criteria. 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 are possible during the 2023 GCSE exam season. 

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

A crucial part of exam preparation is being organised. Students should make a note of the 2023 GCSE exam dates and use this information to create a revision timetable as part of their plan for how to revise for GCSE

Planning for the GCSE exams

In the run up to exam season, it could be worth reminding your students how to revise, what exam techniques they can adopt, and how individual marks can affect the GCSE grade boundaries.

We wish students sitting exams in 2023 the very best of luck!

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