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2022 exams

Information about public examinations in 2022


In Autumn 2021, the Department for Education released information to schools concerning the awarding of qualifications for GCSE, A-level, BTEC and similar qualifications in the summer 2022 exam session. A summary of that information is presented here and this webpage will be updated with new information as it is released, including subject-specific notifications.


The Government intends that GCSE, A-level and BTEC qualifications will go ahead in as close a fashion as possible to ‘normal’, with nationally-set exams for all relevant qualifications.

  • There will be some ‘optional’ topics and content in GCSE English literature, history, and geography.
  • Advance information about the focus of the content of the exams for all other GCSE, AS and A level subjects, will be published for teachers in February 2022.
  • Formulae/equation sheets will be published for use in exams in GCSE Maths, physics and combined science.
  • GCSE Art will be assessed by portfolio only (no “exam”)
  • The Government also provided details to schools outlining how they conduct practical work in GCSE and A-level sciences.

    Awarding of grades

    The Government expects that grades will be awarded based on students’ performance in public examinations, as would usually be the case for qualifications. Non-examination assessment (NEA) components will count in the usual fashion. The Government intends that the grade boundaries that will be applied to 2022 grades will ensure there is a return to more normal proportions of students achieving each grade in 2022 and 2023 compared to the higher proportion of students achieving top grades seen nationally in 2020 and 2021.

    The Department for Education has stated that whilst it is their firm intention to run examinations in the summer of 2022, they will maintain the option of using a form of Teacher Assessed Grades as a contingency should the national lockdown situation dictate that examinations cannot go ahead as normal.

    Results will be released in August: 18th August for KS5 (level 3) qualifications and 25th August for KS4 (level 2) qualifications.

    Subject-specific optional material, advance information or adaptations.

    As relevant material is released, we will publish pertinent details for each subject below.

    A-level Biology
    A-level Business Studies
    A-level Chemistry
    A-level English Literature
    AS Further Maths
    A-level Geography
    A-level History
    A-level Maths
    A-level Physics
    A-level Product Design
    A-level Psychology
    BTEC Dance
    BTEC Enterprise
    BTEC L2 Creative Media
    BTEC Level 3 ICT
    BTEC L3 Art
    BTEC L3 Art Extended
    BTEC L3 Business
    BTEC L3 Football
    BTEC L2 Music
    BTEC L3 Music
    BTEC L3 Music Tech
    BTEC L2 Performing Arts – Acting
    BTEC L3 Performing Arts – Acting
    BTEC L3 Science
    BTEC L3 Sport
    BTEC First Award In Sport
    L2 Health & Social Care
    CACHE L3 Health and Social Care
    Extended Project Qualification
    GCSE Fine Art
    GCSE Biology
    GCSE Business Studies
    GCSE Chemistry
    GCSE Combined Science
    GCSE Computer Science
    GCSE Design Technology
    GCSE English
    Year 10 GCSE Food Prep & Nutrition
    Year 11 GCSE Food Prep & Nutrition
    GCSE French Year 10K
    GCSE French Year 11
    GCSE Geography
    GCSE German
    GCSE History
    GCSE Maths
    GCSE Physics
    GCSE Pyschology
    GCSE Statistics