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.

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Ofqual will permit exam boards to accept mock-ups and/or clear and detailed intentions of prototypes and also permit demonstration of using machinery, tools and/or processes. These changes will impact NEA produced for 2022 assessment in the following ways:

  • Mockups and/or clear/detailed intentions of prototypes will be accepted in place of final prototypes, through the making of proof of concept models.
  • Grid 3.2 in the Component 2 CAB will not be assessed for 2022, to reflect this change.
  • The demonstration of using machinery/tools/processes will be accepted through written, photographic and/or video evidence.

Please note that centres are permitted to continue to manufacture high quality outcomes where it is safe to do so, and in line with regional and national safety guidance, but for equality for all students, marks awarded for Quality and Accuracy will not be included in assessment of the component.

The Cleapps GL344 Guidance on practical work during the Covid-19 pandemic should be consulted in respect to the continuation of practical activities.


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.