Exam boards have today published advanced information about what will be on summer 2022 tests, to help with coronavirus disruption.
The information will help students focus their revision for the final months and will give an indication of some of the content, texts, topics, themes and skills that students can expect in their exams.
The adaptation are in response to consultation the Department for Education ran with exams regulator, Ofqual, in summer 2021.
The consultation gathered more than 6,000 responses – with almost a quarter from students – and showed that more than 90 per cent of students and parents were in favour of giving advance information on the focus of exams next summer to support students with revision.
Each exam board has published its own changes and the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), which represents exam boards, has advised schools and students to only access the content on the relevant board’s website for their subject, “to minimise any chance of misinformation”.
Your son or daughter should be aware of which exam board applies to their timetable, and exam boards can vary from subject to subject in the same school. They will have text books for the exam board they are sitting. If in doubt, check with the school.
Pearson/Edexcel will publish information on its website. Scroll to Summer 2022 Support, then click on level and subject.
AQA changes published on its website. Click on 2022 Exam Changes, then search by level and subject.
OCR's changes published on its website. Scroll down to advance information for OCR qualifications and download the PDF.
When will A level exams happen in 2022?
GCSE exams will happen in May and June, as normal, and the exam boards have now published their final summer exam timetables. Click on the links above for the relevant exam board.
When will GCSE exams happen in 2022?
A level exams will happen in May and June as normal, and the exam boards have now published their final summer exam timetables. Click on the links above for the relevant exam board.
What is being done for vocational and technical qualifications in 2022?
It is the Government’s firm intention that exams and assessments for VTQs and other general qualifications, including T Levels and Functional Skills qualifications, should go ahead in 2021/22 academic year. Many thousands of students have already sat VTQ assessments this year.