Summer 2022 support

On the 16 of June, Ofqual published the outcome of the 2022 NEA and field work consultation. This set out their proposals to carry forward the 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 these qualifications could be conducted.

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

Read more about the consultation outcome

Recording assessment (Component 1)

Students are required to edit and produce an audio recording with a recording length determined by the audio files provided by Pearson.

No live capture will be required. Audio files suitable for students to demonstrate their ability to edit and produce audio recordings will be provided by Pearson and will be available on the Pearson website. Assessment grid 1 – Capture, will not be used in assessing the recording in June 2022.

Please note that total marks for this component will be reduced to 48 from 60, to reflect that capture is not being assessed. Audio files will be provided in raw individual tracks taken from one mic/DI. There may be MIDI tracks.

Although recording will not be included in non-exam assessments in 2022, we encourage schools and colleges to continue to provide recording opportunities, where possible and safe to do so, for the benefit of written examination and progression onto further study.

Composition assessment (Component 2)

Students will continue to use 2 samples provided by Pearson to create a composition with a duration of at least 1.5 minutes, in response to an exam board set task. The total marks for this component will be unaffected by this change.

Both NEA components

Both NEA components will be marked by the exam board

Recording assessment

Students are required to edit and produce an audio recording with a recording length determined by the audio files provided by Pearson.

No live capture will be required. Audio files suitable for students to demonstrate their ability to edit and produce audio recordings will be provided by Pearson and will be available on the Pearson website. Assessment grid 1 – Capture, will not be used in assessing the recording in June 2022.

Please note that total marks for this component will be reduced to 48 from 60, to reflect that capture is not being assessed. Audio files will be provided in raw individual tracks taken from one mic/DI. There may be MIDI tracks.

Although recording will not be included in non-exam assessments in 2022, we encourage schools and colleges to continue to provide recording opportunities, where possible and safe to do so, for the benefit of written examination and progression onto further study.

Composition assessment

Students will continue to choose one brief from the three set by Pearson and produce a composition with a duration of at least 2 minutes. Therefore, the video for the video brief will be 2 minutes long.

The total marks for this component will be unaffected by this change.

Both NEA components will be marked by the exam board.

Support

We will be supporting you and your students every step of the way with the 2022 summer arrangements and we’ll be releasing more information and guidance as this is confirmed.

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

Summer 2022 consultation

The Department for Education and Ofqual are now consulting on other proposed summer 2022 adaptations, including optionality and advanced notice.

Please visit the government website to have your say.

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 1 August 2021.