2022 specific specification changes -

    2022 Exam Adaptations

    The Government has announced that examinations will go ahead as usual in summer 2022. It has also announced measures to make it as fair as possible for all students to achieve their potential this year given that students education has been impacted by the pandemic for the last two years

    There are essentially 3 types of assistance,

    • Exam Adaptations – The syllabus has been fundamentally changed to reduce the amount of study that a student has to do
    • Pre-release materials – Where there have not been Exam Adaptations, pre-release material will give the student some idea of which topics will be covered a which exams. This is to aid students with their revision.
    • Grade Boundries – Due to the pandemic there were 2 years, 2020 and 2021, where Tutor Assessed Grades (TAGs) were used, This led to a degree of grade inflation. Rather than set the grade boundaries back to 2019, The DfE and the exam boards have decided to set the grade boundaries at a mid point between 2109 and 2021.

    Pre-release material

    Most subjects will get pre-release material on the 7th of February.  This material will help students prepare for the exams.  This information will be released to private candidates.  More details of the pre-release information can be found on the JCQ website. Advance-Information-for-General-Qualifications-2021-22.pdf (jcq.org.uk).

    Added 7th Feb

    AQA and Edexcel have now released the prerelease material and it can be found on their respective websites. AQA , Edexcel.

    Over the coming days, our tutors and editorial team will be looking at the pre-release material to provide more tailored advice for our students.

    In addition, Maths GCSE, Physics IGCSE and Science IGCSE will be provided with a formula sheet in the exam.

    Exam Adaptaions

    Some subjects have a reduced or altered specification this year. Where a subject has changed, links to the summary of changes can be found below.

    English Literature International GCSE (Edexcel)

    In 2022, candidates will not be assessed on Anthology Poetry in Paper 1...


    English Literature GCSE (AQA)

    In simple terms, you may study one fewer module for those exams. In the exams, you...



    History International GCSE

    The basic principle is that candidates in 2022 will answer exam questions on three topics, not four. This will have an effect on...


    Geography International GCSE

    In 2022, you will not be required to answer questions on your own fieldwork experience. There will still...