When will pupils get GCSE and A level results in 2021?

It's been confirmed by Schools Minister Nick Gibb that exams results in 2021 will be published as follows: 

August 10 is results day 2021 for A-levels

August 12  is results day 2021 for GCSEs

The dates are two weeks later than the early-July date tabled in the consultation by the Department for Education and Ofqual, and have been announced alongside the news that externally-set questions to be ‘optional’ for schools. Schoos won’t be forced to use externally-set questions when determining their pupils’ GCSE and A-level grades in 2021. Exam boards will instead provide “optional” questions for each subject, which teachers can use alongside other evidence – such as coursework and mock exam results.