Summer 2022 consultation outcome for Politics

6 October 2021

This update contains a summary of the outcome of the recent joint DfE and Ofqual consultation on Summer 2022 A level assessment for Politics teachers.

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

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

A level Politics in Summer 2022

For A level Politics, the following arrangements have been confirmed for summer 2022:

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.

However, the DfE have confirmed that if the impact of the pandemic worsens, this could be issued earlier in the academic year. We will update you on the timing of the advance information release once this has been confirmed.

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