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Subject update | 14 September 2022

A level Science and GCSE Science 2023 arrangements

This update provides information about 2023 assessment arrangements that have communicated by the DfE for A level and GCSE qualifications.

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Arrangements for A level and GCSE 2023 assessments

Subject content and assessment arrangements for practical work in GCSE and A level Sciences for the academic year 2022/23 have been confirmed in an update from the DfE.

As mentioned in this update, for the 2023 cohort Ofqual have confirmed the usual arrangements for practical science. This means that we will go back to arrangements that were in place pre-Covid. The DfE will review exam aids, such as the Physics formula sheet, and other assessment issues after the summer 2022 exam series.

All the practical support we provide for GCSE Sciences, GCSE Astronomy and A level Sciences can be found on qualification pages under 'Course Materials' in the 'Teaching and Learning materials' section. This includes worksheets for GCSE and A level Sciences amongst other useful teaching materials.

Back-to-School event for GCSE and A level Sciences

To support teachers with the new academic year we are hosting a Back-to-School event for GCSE and A level Sciences. Details are provided below:

21 September 2022 at 16:00-17:00 BST

Our free online update will:

- Give you an overview of GCSE and A level results this summer, with some information on how grades were awarded
- Remind you of the post-results services and support available
- Make sure that you understand the latest DfE / Ofqual guidance relating to teaching and assessment for your current students
- Give you an opportunity to ask questions to the Science team
Please note: a recording of the event will be available to attendees only

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