The GCSE 2024 Dates: Exam Timetable And Key Information
Here’s your guide to the key GCSE 2024 dates. The provisional timetables for the exam series have been released. We’ll explain the key dates you need to know to help you prepare for the 2024 GCSE exams.
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GCSE 2024 dates
GCSE results 2023
Analysis of GCSE Maths Paper 1 (2023)
Analysis of GCSE Maths Paper 2 (2023)
Analysis of GCSE Maths Paper 3 (2023)
Summary of ALL GCSE Maths Papers (2023)
When are the GCSE exams 2024?
All GCSE exams, across all exam boards, take place during May and June 2024 this academic year. The first exam starts on 9th May 2024 and the final GCSE exam is due to take place on Wednesday 19th June. (A-levels go on a little longer).
Printable GCSE Exam Timetable
Download this free, printable exam timetable template to help students plan revision and prepare for exams.
Below we look at dates for all maths GCSE examinations across the Edexcel, OCR, and AQA exam boards. We will not be covering the WJEC dates. Exam dates for English Language, the Physics paper, Chemistry paper, language papers (French, German, Spanish, etc), Religious Studies, media studies, and design & technology, the English Literature paper, the Biology paper, the physical education paper, and more are available from the websites of the relevant awarding bodies.
This blog focuses exclusively on the GCSE maths exams.
Changes to the GCSE exams since Covid-19
To help to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on learning, for the GCSE exams 2022 students were given advance information on the topics that would be covered in the exams. In 2023 there was no advanced information but in maths, physics and combined science exams students were given formulae and equation sheets similar to this free maths formula sheet.
In 2024, GCSE exams will be back to pre-pandemic ‘normal’ exams for the first time since 2019.
GCSE timetable for each exam board
Edexcel GCSE 2024 dates
According to the Edexcel Pearson provisional GCSE 2024 examination timetable, the Edexcel Maths Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 exams will begin on 16th May 2024.
Paper 1 (Non-Calculator) for both the Foundation Tier and Higher Maths Tier is on Thursday 16th 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 Monday 3rd 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 10th 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 2024 dates
The OCR GCSE 2024 exam timetable runs throughout May and June 2024. 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 Thursday 16th May.
The second exam for both Foundation and Higher Tiers, papers 2 and 5 will take place on Monday 3rd June.
The final paper for both Foundation and Higher, papers 3 and 6, will be sat by students on Monday 10th 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 2024 dates
The AQA 2024 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 Thursday 16th May, lasting one hour and thirty minutes.
Paper 2 (Calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier is set for the morning of Monday 3rd June, lasting one hour and thirty minutes.
Paper 3 (Calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier will be in the morning on Monday 10th June lasting another one hour and thirty minutes.
Find out more: AQA GCSE page
Summary of maths exam dates 2024
Here’s a summary of the dates your students will be sitting the three maths papers:
- Thursday 16th May 2024 – First paper (Edexcel, OCR & AQA)
- Monday 3rd June 2024 – Second paper (Edexcel, OCR & AQA)
- Monday 10th June 2024 – Third paper (Edexcel, OCR & AQA)
Support for the GCSE exams in 2024
Third Space Learning has an extensive library of free secondary maths 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.
If students need additional help, then it’s worth talking to our team about the one to one online GCSE maths tuition programme we offer. This is personalised and targeted to each individual’s gaps with a focus on getting them exam ready and developing the confidence to help them succeed.
GCSE results day 2024
GCSE results 2024 will be available across all exam boards next summer on Thursday 22nd August 2024.
If students are unhappy with the results they receive, there is a chance to appeal.
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 2024
For those who did not achieve the results they hoped for, GCSE resits will be possible during the 2024 GCSE exam season.
Maths and English GCSE resits however will be sat a bit earlier next year during November 2024.
Planning for the GCSE exams
A crucial part of exam preparation is being organised. Students should make a note of the 2024 GCSE exam dates and use this information to create a revision timetable as part of their plan for how to revise for GCSE.
In the run up to exam season, it’s also worth reminding your students how to revise most effectively, what exam techniques they can utilise to make the most of each mark, what they can start reading within or in addition to the specification, and how individual marks can affect the GCSE grade boundaries.
Finally, 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 2024 the very best of luck!
GCSEs in 2024 will largely go back to pre-pandemic 2019 standards.
GCSE exams in 2024 will provisionally start on 9th May and finish on 19th June.
GCSE exams are not cancelled in 2024 and will go ahead as usual.
A-Levels will go ahead in 2024.
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