Summer 2022 support

The Department for Education have confirmed that exams will go ahead in 2022, but with a few changes, such as optionality or advance information.

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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 information about the exam content, helping them to manage their exam preparation. The Department for Education has now confirmed that advance information can be released.

You can now access your advance information for May/June 2022.

The advance information should be read alongside the JCQ teacher guidance and the advance information guidance which was published on 9 December.

Download the JCQ teacher guidance

Download the full advance information. You can also download our advance information revision support tailored to GCSE Combined Science that includes free teacher access to Pearson’s Revise ActiveBooks* for use in class, available until 28 June 2022.

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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.

*You do not have to purchase any published resources to deliver our qualifications. Other Pearson Edexcel endorsed resources are also available.