Summer 2022 support

On the 30 September, the Department for Education and Ofqual published the outcomes of the consultation on proposed summer 2022 adaptations, including optionality and advance information.

Read more

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 Sciences, 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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Exam support materials

For GCSE Physics and Combined Science, students will have access to a revised equation sheet in the exam room, showing all relevant equations. This will be available as an additional insert on the day of the examination.

The equation sheet is available to download below and learners should familiarise themselves with the formulae sheet ahead of the summer 2022 examinations. 

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Practical science statement

Teachers continue to be provided with the opportunity to deliver practical science work by demonstration so that students are able to observe a demonstration by the teacher or observe the practical work being undertaken remotely, for example, by watching a demonstration on-line or on video.

Centres will not need to submit a declaration form to confirm that they have taken reasonable steps to ensure candidates have completed the practical activities for this academic year.

While observations and/or simulations are permitted, we would still encourage students to undertake the practical work themselves where possible to enhance their experience and understanding of the subject.


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.