GCSE exam support

Resources and links for the 2024 GCSE exams

It's back to normal for GCSEs in 2024 and we've curated all the support materials you and your students will need to approach the exams with confidence.

Below, you'll find links to our updated revision resources and our revision shop for 2024. Also included are links to our exam wellbeing resources, designed to help support you and your students through the summer exam period and GCSE results day 2024.

Essential exam board links

Here you’ll find essential information about the GCSE 2024 exams, including dates and timetables. Each exam board provides support and resources for students and teachers. The WJEC Eduqas Student Support pages offer key dates, timetables, and a comprehensive guide for exams. You’ll also find specific exam timetables for 2024 for Pearson Edexcel, OCR, and AQA, ensuring students and teachers stay informed and prepared for the upcoming exams.

Exam support from WJEC Eduqas

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Get all the information and advice you need to tackle your exams this summer on our Student Support pages, where you can:

Pearson Edexcel dates and timetables

Exam timetables for 2024

OCR dates and timetables

Exam timetables for 2024

AQA dates and timetables

Exam timetables for 2024

How can I support students' wellbeing during the exam season?

Supporting students’ well-being during the GCSE exam season is of paramount importance. The Mental Health Foundation's Young Leaders, who have recently navigated their way through GCSEs and A-levels, have compiled some top tips for coping with exam stress. These tips are featured on postcards that can be stuck into books or onto pinboards, and they include space for students to jot down their own notes. Additionally, each tip is accompanied by a QR code that can be scanned to access further resources or information. Download the student guide.

How can I support staff wellbeing during the exam season?

As exam season edges closer, much of teachers’ focus will be on supporting students. It is important to recognise, and accept, that the exam season could also be stressful for teachers as well as students. Whether you’re feeling the stress of the exam season or looking for ways to support colleagues, we’ve collected together our top tips, based on responses from the Mental Health Foundation’s OPEN research network, for protecting teachers’ mental health and wellbeing during the exam season. Read the article.

How can I help students prepare for results day?

Preparing for results day can be an anxious time for students. As teachers, there are several ways to help students navigate this period:

  1. Setting Expectations: Before the results day, discuss with students the possible outcomes and reassure them that a single exam does not define their entire academic future.
  2. Understanding the Process: Explain how the results will be given out, including how to read and understand their results slip. This can help ease some of the anxiety.
  3. Discussing Next Steps: Talk about the different options available regardless of the results. This includes retakes, appeals, and alternative education or career pathways.
  4. Emotional Support: Encourage students to share their feelings and concerns. Let them know it's okay to feel a mix of emotions and that they can reach out to teachers or school counsellors for support.
  5. Celebrating Achievements: Regardless of the results, it's important to celebrate the hard work students have put into their exams. This can boost their confidence and encourage a positive mindset towards learning.