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

This is in addition to the outcomes of the 2022 NEA and field work consultation, which published on 16 June. These confirmed the carry forward of 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 certain qualifications could be conducted.

Read more about the NEA and field work consultation outcome

For GCSE Physical Education f/c and s/c, the following arrangements have been confirmed for summer 2022: 

Non-exam assessment adaptations

GCSE physical education

Permit exam boards to reduce requirement to 2 activities and allow both to be either 2 individual activities, 2 team activities or a combination of both team and individual activities.

Permit remote moderation using videoed evidence for all activities.

Permit exam boards to explore relaxation of the requirements for provision of evidence for example, type and quality of videoed evidence and the evidence of participation in competitive sport.

GCSE physical education (short course)

Permit exam boards to reduce requirement to 1 individual activity or one team activity.

Permit remote moderation using videoed evidence for all activities.

Permit exam boards to explore relaxation of the requirements for provision of evidence for example, type and quality of videoed evidence and the evidence of participation in competitive sport.

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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Support

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.