Summer 2022 support

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. 

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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 2022 adaptations consultation outcomes 

For GCSE English Literature, the following arrangements have been confirmed for summer 2022: 


We are implementing optionality for the 2022 assessments and centres will have a choice between the 19th-century Novel or Poetry.   

All students must sit Paper 1 in full: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature.  

For Paper 2, students will either sit Section A, the 19th-century Novel or Section B, Anthology and Unseen Poetry. Therefore, all students will sit three of the four sections available, and 75% of the GCSE. 


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.