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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The requirement for centres to make a declaration to exam boards confirming they provided all students with the opportunity to undertake fieldwork on two occasions has been removed.

Students will not be required to answer exam questions relating to their own fieldwork experience. The unfamiliar fieldwork questions relating to physical and human geography will be retained in the exam. The following changes will be made:

  • There will be no questions about students’ own fieldwork, students will answer unfamiliar fieldwork questions only.
  • Specification B, Paper 2: In Section C1 students must answer either Q8 Coasts or Q9 Rivers and in Section C2 students must answer either Q10 Urban or Q11 Rural.
  • Each question will be marked out of 10 and each question will be based around a fieldwork context relating the fieldwork environment you’ve studied.


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.