On 30 September, the Department for Education and Ofqual published the outcomes of the consultation on proposed changes to the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2022 which included advance information.

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The consultation concluded that advance information about the focus of the content of the exams should be provided for the summer 2022 exams.

For the Edexcel Awards in mathematics, a similar approach will be implemented to ensure that students are as well-prepared as possible for progression to the next stage of their education, training or employment.

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.

Read more about advance information with the JCQ teacher guidance

We have developed guidance ahead of the publication of the advance information, to provide further detail on what the advance information will cover.

Download the advance information guidance.

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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.