DfE – 30 September 2021: Exams in 2022 – everything you need to know.
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Ofqual Blog – 30 September 2021: Exams and Assessments 2022 – fairness and clarity
We want to get back quickly to how grading was before the pandemic, but we fully understand that students taking exams in 2022 have experienced disruption, so we won’t do it in one jump. Instead, 2022 will be a transition year to reflect that we are in a pandemic recovery period. We will aim, therefore, to reflect a point midway between 2021 and 2019 when it comes to grading. Then in 2023 we want to return to results that are in line with those before the pandemic began.
Grade Boundaries archives are available below.
Ofqual Blog – updated 30 September 2021:
Proposed changes to the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2022
Ofqual Blog – 30 September 2021:
Ofqual’s approach to grading exams and assessments in summer 2022 and autumn 2021
Formula Sheets: Students will be given a formulae sheet in GCSE Maths and a revised equations sheet in GCSE Physics and GCSE Combined Science covering all the equations required in the subject content.
We will make these sheets available to schools for use in teaching and so students can familiarise themselves with them. They will also be provided in the exams. AQA
AQA have stated that everything in sections 1 and 2 of the appendix on pages 43-44 of the specification will be provided for the examination in 2022; anything required from section 3 will be given in the question as normal. You can view sections 1, 2 and 3 here.
The Exams Office publishes regular updates, available to all. This is a really useful resource and includes all their updates including from JCQ, DfE and all the examination boards. As well as AQA, OCR and Pearson you will find for example City and Guilds and International Examinations.
Results Statistics – exam previous sessions
- JCQ – Examination Results
- AQA A level 2021, AQA GCSE 2021, AQA Results Statistics Archive
- OCR A Level 2021, OCR GCSE 2021, OCR Results Statistics
- Pearson Grade Statistics
- Educas Results Statistics Archive
Use the following links for each exam boards’ grade boundaries archives.
fft education datalab – 30 September 2021:
What impact will Ofqual’s chosen grading system in 2022 have?