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2022 Exam Adaptations

The government is currently insisting that examinations will go ahead as usual in summer 2022 but it seems possible that some students may find that local restrictions do not allow them to take exams. The DfE, Ofqual and the exam boards have yet to announce what will happen in these cases but we will be watching events closely. In summer 2020 and 2021, when it turned out there were no exams at all, Oxford Open Learning provided calculated grades for the vast majority of its students to enable them to move on to the next step in their development. Whatever the contingencies are, we will try our absolute best to fully support you in 2022 and/or 2023.

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)

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

2022 Specification changes

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...

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English Literature GCSE (AQA)

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

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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...

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Geography International GCSE

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

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