Published Thursday 30 Sep 2021%
2021 and 2022 exam changes
Subject changes for 2022
Find out more about these decisions and what they mean for your subject.
Grading in autumn 2021 and summer 2022
Ofqual has also confirmed its plans for grading standards for both autumn 2021 and summer 2022.
In a blog they explain their plan for a fair and gradual return to pre-pandemic grading standards.
- For the autumn 2021 series, exam boards will look to align with summer 2021.
- Summer 2022 will be a transition year to reflect that we’re in a pandemic recovery period.
- In 2023, Ofqual will aim to return to results that are in line with those in pre-pandemic years.
Results days in 2022
Summer 2022 results days will be one week apart as usual.
- Thursday 18 August – AS, A-levels and similar VTQs
- Thursday 25 August – GCSEs and similar VTQs
We hope exams will be able to go ahead as planned next summer. But in case they can't, Ofqual and the DfE recently launched a short consultation on contingency arrangements.
These proposals include using grades provided by schools and colleges for GCSEs, AS and A-levels.
Ofqual and the DfE are currently analysing the feedback they received for this consultation and will be publishing their findings shortly.
- DfE and Ofqual consultation decisions published for GCSEs, AS and A-levels in 2022 only
- Autumn exams will take place. Information available for general and non-general qualifications
- Advance information will be available for most exams in 2022. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has published guidance for teachers and students on the use of this information
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