Covid 19 and External Exams
Changes are being made to the summer 2022 exam series to take into account the impact that public health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have had on teaching and learning. On 30 September 2021, the Department for Education and Ofqual published the outcomes of the consultation on proposed summer 2022 adaptations, including optionality and advance information. The consultation concluded that all the proposals set out in the consultation document would be implemented. This is in addition to the outcomes of the earlier consultation on non-examined assessment.
On 11 November 2021, the Department for Education and Ofqual published the outcomes of the consultation on contingency arrangements for summer 2022. They have confirmed that, in the unlikely event that exams have to be cancelled in summer 2022, students’ grades would instead be determined by their teachers, using Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs ) - similar to the approach used in summer 2021.
Detailed information on how TAGs would be determined in summer 2022 will only be published if exams are cancelled.
COVID-19 Special Consideration Procedure 2022
Summer 2022 Examination Timetables
Summary of Key Exam Dates 2022
|Summer Exam Period: 28 April - 28 June 2022|
|JCQ Contigency Day
29 June 2022
Contigency day for examinations should sustained national or local disruption arise during the 2022 Summer Examination Series
|First Written Exams|
|Thu 28 April (AM)||Mon 16 May (AM)||Tue 17 May (PM)|
|Physics SL/HL||TEP: Christianity & Islam||Class Civ: World of the Hero|
|Final Written Exams|
|Fri 20 May (AM)||Tue 28 June (AM)||Mon 27 June (PM)|
|French B / ab initio||Russian Writing||F Maths: Mechanics 2|
|IGSCE English / Maths / GCSE Science Exams|
|English Lit||Paper 1||Wed 25 May (AM)|
|English Lang||Paper 1||Wed 18 May (AM)|
|Biology & Trilogy Science: Biology||Paper 1||Tue 17 May (AM)||Paper 2||Wed 15 June (AM)|
|Chemistry & Trilogy Science: Physics||Paper 1||Fri 27 May (AM)||Paper 2||Mon 20 June (AM)|
|Physics & Trilogy Science: Physics||Paper 1 H/F||Thur 9 June (PM)||Paper 2||Thu 23 June (AM)|
|Maths||Paper 1 H/F||Fri 20 May (AM)||Paper 2 H/F||Tue 7 June (AM)|
|Maths FSMQ||Fri 24 June (PM)|
Internal Exam Timetables 2021/22
|Year 9||6-11 June 2022|
|Year 10||22, 25 - 29 April 2022|
|Year 12 A Level||14 - 19 March 2022|
|Year 12 IB|
Assessment Timetable Year 9 2022
Monday 6 June
|Tuesday 7 June||
Biology set 5 and 6
Comp Sci set 3 and 4
Biology sets 1,2,3,4
Comp Sci set 5 and 6
|Wednesday 8 June||
Classics (3, 4)
Latin (both sets)
Language 2 (various) comprehension (20 min)
Thursday 9 June
|Comp Sci set 1 and 2||Language 2 (various) comprehension (20 min)||Language 1 (various) writing (20 min)|
|Friday 10 June||
|Language 1 (various) comprehension (20 min)||
|Maths (HT or FT)|
|Saturday 11 June||Music6||Geog 91|
Internal Exams Special Consideration 2021-22
As part of a normal public examination series, candidates (or parents on their behalf) are able to request that exam boards take into account any special consideration (i.e. mitigating circumstances) that may have affected their ability to perform at their normal level of attainment.
Ofqual's guidance about how schools should prepare for the possibility of cancelled exams and the need for schools to produce Teacher Assessed Grades makes it clear the schools should run a similar process for their stated assessments points for Year 11 and Upper Sixth.
Therefore any requests would be considered against the usual JCQ guidance and criteria.
It is important to note that, even if requests are accepted, the scope for adjustments to marks is only up to 5%.
Requests need to be submitted within 10 days of the assessment. These will then be reviewed and confirmation provided. Where appropriate, marks will then be adjusted.
Covid-19 and Internal Exams
Please note that the internal assessments may not be formal examinations but they are an opportunity to assess student progress as well as afford students the much needed experience of sitting exams in a standardised environment. However, should public examinations be cancelled in the summer due to the COVID -19 pandemic, these exams can be used in part to form a Centre Assessed Grade for students as a final result of their GCSE and A Level courses. Students should therefore be encouraged to work hard in these examinations to achieve the best grades possible and identify any weak areas to develop for further assessments if required.
Results Days 2022
Results will be emailed from 8am and provisional statements of results will be sent via Royal Mail to the address listed on the MIS*
|January 2022 Series|
|Thursday 3 March 2022||IGCSE Maths|
|Wednesday 23 March 2022||BTEC Nationals|
|Summer 2022 Series|
|Wednesday 6 July 2022||IB Diploma
(*exception - results accessed from IB website)
|Thursday 18 August 2022||A Level, FSMQ, Extended Projects, BTEC Nationals|
|Thursday 25 August 2022||GCSE / IGCSE Exams|