The information below explains when WJEC examination documents are made available to registered examination centres and to members of the public.
There is a lag between the time documents are made available to centres via the secure website and when they can be obtained from the public website. This is so that schools and colleges can use them as internal resources before they are available to all.
Documents are available on the website for a maximum of three years.
Question papers and mark schemes
|Qualification||Examination series||Free on WJEC's secure website for WJEC registered centres||Free to download from public website. Hard copies for sale from online bookshop|
|GCE||January||Day after end of examination series||1 October|
|Entry Level||March||1 January|
|Functional Skills||November||1 August|
Teachers at centres registered with WJEC
Question papers and mark schemes will be available free of charge to download from WJEC's secure website from the day after the end of each examination series.
Students and parents
Past papers and mark schemes will be available to download free of charge from the public website 6 months after the results day of each examination series. (For example, past papers from June 2013 will be available on 1 March 2014.)
Hard copies of past question papers and mark schemes will be available to buy online, by telephone or in person from the bookshop, 6 months after the end of each examination series.
|Qualification||Examination series||Free from WJEC's public website|
|GCE||January||Approximately four months after the end of the examination series|
|Functional Skills (England only)||November|
New specifications are printed and distributed to centres before the start of courses. Downloadable electronic copies are available free of charge on the relevant subject/qualification website pages.
Electronic versions of the specifications are made available on the website as soon as they are accredited. These versions will be the most up-to-date.
Teachers' Guides are available free of charge on the website (see Documents listings on Subject/Level pages).
Schools and colleges are welcome to use documents for use in the classroom and for students' private study in preparation for examinations, acknowledging WJEC as appropriate if reproductions are made. If centres wish to copy documents for use outside their centres (whether electronically or in hard copy), they must apply to WJEC for written permission.
Please note: some question papers contain material obtained from third parties, such as newspaper articles, photographs and diagrams. WJEC may not always have been able to obtain full copyright clearance for the use of such materials outside the examinations, and for this reason some papers or extracts may not be available electronically.