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:
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.
Mock exams are scheduled to take place as follows:
Timetables will be added to the school website once available. It is important for your daughter to revise for and attend all mock examinations; as the GCSE, AS & A2 exams will be taking place in Summer 2022.
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.