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Publication Policy

The information below explains when WJEC and WJEC Eduqas examination documents are made available to registered examination centres and to members of the public. The policy covers all our qualifications.

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

Examination seriesFree on WJEC's secure website for WJEC registered centresFree to download from public website. 

Question papers available the day after the end of each examination series.

Mark schemes available on results day.

1 August
January 1 October
June 1 March


Staff at centres registered with WJEC

Question papers are available the day after the end of each examination series with mark schemes available on the day of results. These question papers and mark schemes are free of charge to download by registered centres from WJEC's secure website. The information is made available to registered centres as a resource for internal use prior to becoming publicly available. It is essential therefore that centre staff do not share images of WJEC’s assessment materials on public platforms, such as social media sites, before they are published on WJEC’s public website. Teachers and other centre staff must be mindful of potential clash arrangements and the need to maintain the security of question papers until all candidates have completed the examination. 

Students and parents

Past papers and mark schemes will be available to download free of charge from the public website between 6 to 9 months after the results day of each examination series as detailed on the table above. 

Examiner reports

Examination seriesFree from WJEC's public website
November Available on results day



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

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.