Summer 2022 support

We will be supporting you and your students every step of the way as you prepare for the May/June 2022 assessments, and we’ll be releasing more information and support as arrangements are confirmed.

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In line with the decisions we have made for UK GCSEs with NEA and fieldwork, we have decided, for International GCSEs, 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.

The changes for the 2022 series are as follows:

  • The requirement for students to conduct their own fieldwork has been removed.
  • References of students’ own fieldwork have been removed from assessment.
  • Section B: Geographical enquiry in Paper 1 and Paper 2, questions 4, 5 and 6, will be reviewed to include only unfamiliar contexts. Details of mark allocation will be published shortly.

When May/June 2022 Support materials become available they will be posted on the course materials pages and available through the link below.

We are currently waiting on the outcomes of the Ofqual consultation for the UK Qualifications for Summer 2022. Although the International GCSEs are not included in the consultation it is important that we wait for its outcomes to ensure parity between our UK and International qualifications.