Ofqual and the government have announced that they are in talks about the changes for the 2022 examinations (GCSE, AS-Level and A-Level).
These include, just like 2020 and 2021, early notice of topics coming up, reduced content, and an increased amount of formulas in formula sheets.
These are what have been officially mentioned on the government website:
- Giving schools and colleges some choice about the topics or content their students will be assessed in GCSE English literature, history, ancient history and geography;
- Providing advance information of the focus of exam content, to help students focus their revision;
- Giving students a formulae sheet in GCSE mathematics and an expanded equations sheet in GCSE physics and combined science;
- Changing requirements for practical science work and practical art and design assessments.
These measures are of course to help mitigate the impact of disruption to students’ education.
These plans for the summer 2022 GCSE, AS and A-level exams are expected to be confirmed early in the autumn term.
Also, it was previously announced that the school bubble system will also be scrapped in England in time for when schools go back after summer.