Summer Exams 2022
Information for Parents and Carers,
The examination boards have now published Advance Information on content to be examined in GCSE and A-level examinations this summer.
Please follow the link below for an overview document released by the Department for Education:
We are now in the process of collating subject specific Advance Information for all our GCSEs and A levels and intend to share this with Yr11-13 students as soon as possible.
Click links below for information on AQA and Pearson/Edexcel qualifications:
English language and text-based subjects
The advanced information may include the genre or period that unseen texts used during the exams will be drawn from.
Art and design
Subjects such as these, which are only assessed through portfolio and coursework, will not feature any advanced information.
GCSE maths, combined science and physics
Pupils will be given equation sheets to reduce the number of formulae they need to memorise and revise.
GCSE English literature, history and geography
Advance information on which specific areas will appear in the exam will not be released on these subjects - but pupils will study, and be examined on, fewer topics. There will also be a greater choice of questions on the exam papers.
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For "synoptic" questions, designed to cover the entire range of a syllabus, there will be no advance information because pupils could otherwise be disadvantaged through limiting their revision focus to a few select areas, exam boards said. Such questions are designed to test pupils' broader knowledge so it is feared that providing advance information would be restrictive.
Vocational BTEC qualifications
These will have fewer internal assessments.
Full details are available on the official exam board website. If you are unsure of the exam board for different subjects, please see the attached document AGS Qualifications and Exam Boards.
Thank you for your continued support.