Exams & Assessments 2022

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

AQA Summary of 2022 arrangements.

Formula Sheets

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.

OCR Summary – Exams 2022

Pearson Summer 2022 Support

Educas 2022 Support

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

Use the following links for each exam boards’ grade boundaries archives.

AQA Grade Boundaries archive

OCR Grade Boundaries    

Pearson Edexcel Grade Boundaries

Eduqas Grade Boundaries

What impact will Ofqual’s chosen grading system in 2022 have

fft education datalab – 30 September 2021:
What impact will Ofqual’s chosen grading system in 2022 have?