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Summer 2022 consultation

On 30 September, the Department for Education and Ofqual published the outcomes of the consultation on proposed summer 2022 adaptations, including optionality and advance notice. 

The consultation concluded that all of the proposals set out in the consultation document would be implemented.  

Read more about the 2022 adaptations consultation outcomes

This is in addition to the outcomes of the 2022 NEA and field work consultation, which published on 16 June. These confirmed the carry forward of arrangements which were put in place in 2021 to take account of public health restrictions that could have had an impact on the way the assessments in certain qualifications could be conducted. 

Read more about the NEA and field work consultation outcome

There are four different types of adaptations for assessments in 2022: Advance Information, optionality, exam support and NEA/fieldwork adaptations.

In addition to these four main categories of adaptations, there are also adaptations to the assessment of practical science work.

Please visit your individual subject pages to find out about the specific adaptations which have been put in place for each subject.

Please note, that the changes to assessments published on 30 September are not intended to be carried forward to summer 2023. Schools and colleges should deliver the full course content for GCSE and A level courses due to be assessed in 2023.

To ensure you're kept fully informed, important information and updates will be shared with you via our Summer 2022 support page, our socal media channels and our regular Pearson Qualifications Bulletin.

Summer 2022 support

Contingency consultation

The DfE and Ofqual have launched a consultation on contingency arrangements for awarding Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs), in the unlikely event that exams are not able to go ahead as planned in summer 2022. The proposals cover GCSEs, AS, A levels, Project qualifications, and the Advanced Extension Award (AEA) in mathematics. 

We would encourage you to take part in the consultation which closes on 13 October 2021 at 11.45pm.

UK Independent Schools - further update on International GCSE exams in Summer 2022

International Schools - further update on International GCSE and International AS/A level

Summer 2022 support