Summer 2022 support

The Department for Education have confirmed that exams will go ahead in 2022, but with a few changes, such as optionality or advance information.

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For AS and A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, 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 information about the exam content, helping them to manage their exam preparation. The Department for Education has now confirmed that advance information can be released.

You can now access your advance information for May/June 2022.

The advance information should be read alongside the JCQ teacher guidance and the advance information guidance which was published on 9 December.

Download the JCQ teacher guidance

Download the full advance information. You can also download our advance information revision support tailored to A level Biology A (Salters Nuffield) that includes free teacher access to Pearson’s Revise ActiveBooks* for use in class, available until 28 June 2022.

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Exam support materials

No additional exam support materials will be provided. However, students in 2022 will continue to have access to the Data Booklet for Chemistry; and both the Formula Sheet and Data Sheet for Physics that have been provided in previous exam series.

Practical Endorsement (CPAC)

The Practical Endorsement will be available to students taking A level in June 2022. The criteria for a Pass to be awarded remain the same: students must demonstrate competence across all CPAC statements. This competence must be demonstrated routinely and consistently, but the evidence may come from fewer than 12 practical activities.

Monitoring Visits will resume in January 2022, but are likely to be carried out remotely.


We will be supporting you and your students every step of the way with the 2022 summer arrangements.

You can find the support which we currently have available to support teaching and learning below.  

*You do not have to purchase any published resources to deliver our qualifications. Other Pearson Edexcel endorsed resources are also available.