Summer 2022 support

On 30 September, the Department for Education and Ofqual published the outcomes of the consultation on proposed summer 2022 adaptations for GCSE and A level, including optionality and advance information, and we will follow the same approach for International GCSE. We have already confirmed that due to the modular nature of International AS and A Level qualifications there will be no adjustments to these papers in 2022.

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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 outcome 

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


Anthology Poetry will not be assessed in May/June 2022; however, Unseen Poetry will be included in Paper 1. 

We will apply scaling to reflect the change in relative weighting for each paper.  

The examination duration will now be 1 hour 20 minutes. 

Candidates will no longer be assessed against Assessment Objective 3 ‘Explore links and connections between texts’. The percentage of Assessment Objective 2 will be reduced with the removal of Section B – Anthology Poetry. 


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.