Exams Information


Exams Information

Summer 2022 Exams

The government have confirmed exams are expected to go ahead as normal in Summer 2022. Year 11 (GCSE), Year 12 (AS) and Year 13 (A2) exams will run between Mon 16 May and Tue 28 June 2022, with Wed 29 June 2022 allocated as a contingency day.

Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic disrupting the education of students sitting exams in summer 2022, a number of adaptations will be in place.

These include the following:

Advance Information

To make exams in 2022 less daunting, students will be told in advance some of the topic areas that will be included on the exam papers, helping them to manage their exam preparation. This information will be issued in the spring term to help students to focus their revision time. Each awarding organisation will provide advance information on the focus of the content of summer 2022 exams in the majority of subjects at GCSE, AS and A2.


Optionality provides a choice of topics in GCSE English Literature, GCSE History and choice of content in GCSE Geography, and therefore reduces the volume of subject coverage that is required to be taught or assessed for summer 2022.

Exam Support Materials

In some GCSE subjects, students normally have to memorise key information and recall it when they need to use it to answer a question in the exam. Exam support is the provision of additional material which learners can access during the exam, instead of memorising this information. This will apply to GCSE Maths, GCSE Physics and GCSE Combined Science.

Please view the link to exam support for parents and carers

Support for students, parents and carers | Pearson qualifications

Exams Information for Candidates

Please find below some important documents from JCQ in relation to external exams. All candidates should familiarise themselves with the information contained in these documents.