English

Subject update | 6 October 2021

Summer 2022 exam arrangements

Find out about any adjustments to the English qualifications you teach in the summer 2022 exam series.

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Summer 2022 arrangements

You will find full information for each qualification on the ‘summer 2022 support’ tab on each qualification page. This update provides a brief overview (qualification by qualification) to help you ensure that you have found the information you need.

The ‘landing page’ for summer 2022 information for all qualifications is below.

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Advance information

For some qualifications, ‘advance information’ (AI) will be provided, by 7 February 2022 at the latest. This is explained in our summer 2022 FAQs. We are not able to offer any other guidance on what the AI for each qualification will consist of.

Read the summer 2022 FAQs

JCQ will be providing some examples of what AI will look like in the next few weeks.

English Language 1EN0 & 1EN2

  • No requirement to make or submit video-recordings for the spoken language endorsement. Grades should be submitted as usual by 15.5.22.
  • Advance information will be provided by 7.2.22.
  • No other adjustments or optionality.

Summer 2022 support page 1EN0

Summer 2022 support page 1EN2 (2.0)


English Literature 1ET0

  • The same optionality will apply as in summer 2021.
  • Centres will have a choice between the 19th-century Novel or Poetry.
  • All students must sit Paper 1 in full: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature.
  • For Paper 2, students will either sit Section A, the 19th-century Novel or Section B, Anthology and Unseen Poetry. Therefore, all students will sit three of the four sections available, and 75% of the GCSE.
  • There will be two entry codes: 1ET0 N = Paper 1 and 19th-century Novel 1ET0 P = Paper 1 and Poetry since 1789
  • Both 1ET0 N and 1ET0 P will have a duration of 1 hour and 20 minutes.

For full guidance on the 2 options, please see these FAQs.

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  • No advance information.

Summer 2022 support page

English Language A and B

  • No requirement to make or submit video-recordings for the optional spoken language endorsement.
  • Grades (where students are entered for this option) should be submitted as usual by 15.5.22.
  • Advance information will be provided by 7.2.22.
  • No other adjustments or optionality.

Summer 2022 support pages

English Language A

English Language B

 

English Literature

The papers will be in the same format as in summer 2021.

4ET1 01

  • Part 3 of the anthology (poetry) will not be assessed. Unseen poetry will be assessed as usual.
  • 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.
  • The examination duration will be 1 hour 20 minutes.

4ET1 02/03

  • No changes.
  • We will apply scaling to reflect the change in relative weighting for each paper.
  • No advance information.

Summer 2022 support page

English Literature

 

  • Advance information will be provided by 7.2.22.
  • No other adjustments or optionality.

Summer 2022 support pages

English literature

English language

English language and literature

No advance information.

There are no adjustments or advance information for the International A Level unit examinations in May/June 2022.

Students have opportunities to sit International A Level examinations in the January and May/June series. Due to the modular approach of these qualifications, we have decided the fairest and most consistent approach for students is to continue running them as a regular series.

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