Summary of changes to GCSE exams 2022 (not BTECs)

Below is a summary of the changes to all of the GCSE subjects studied by students at the colne and the advance information published by exam boards.

Art

  • Students will only complete component 1 so no exam

3d Design

  • Students will only complete component 1 so no exam

  • Moderation visits as normal

  • Face to face standardization

Photography

  • Students will only complete component 1 so no exam

Citizenship

  • Advanced information available

Computer Science

  • Advanced information available

Drama

  • Advanced information available for component 3

English Language

  • Changes to Spoken Language endorsement – no recording required

  • No change to written exams

  • Advance information on exams is available

English Lit

  • Choice of subject content

  • Changes to exam structure

  • Total marks and total exam time reduced

  • No advance information on exams

Food Tech

  • Changes to non-exam assessment (NEA) tasks

  • Breakdown of assessment

  • No changes to exam

  • Advance information on exams is available

French

  • Optionality for Paper 4 (Writing)

  • Paper 4 (Writing) exam time extended

  • No requirement for vocabulary outside specification

  • Speaking tests to take place as normal, with a contingency in place

  • Advance information on exams is available

Geography

  • Optionality introduced for Paper 2

  • Fieldwork not required

  • Familiar fieldwork questions removed from Paper 3

  • No advance information on exams

  • There are no changes to Paper 1: Living with the physical environment

History

  • Only three out of four studies required

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) marks reduced

  • Total marks and total exam time reduced (due to teaching 3 units instead of 4)

  • New entry codes to reflect changes

  • No advance information on exams

Maths

  • Advanced information available

Further Maths

  • Advanced information available

Music

  • Advanced information available for component 3

  • Students will only complete one performance and one composition.

Spanish

  • Optionality for Paper 4 (Writing)

  • Paper 4 (Writing) exam time extended

  • No requirement for vocabulary outside specification

  • Speaking tests to take place as normal, with a contingency in place

  • Advance information on exams is available

RE

  • Advanced information available

Science – Double & Triple

  • Advanced information available


Advance information

After school revision timetable

Afterschool Sessions - 2021-22.pdf

Mock timetable

All assessments will take place in formal exam conditions unless otherwise stated.

Although we anticipate exams will take place as normal in 2022, in the event of the exams not taking place these assessments will be used as part of the evidence to form Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs). Due to the guidance provided to schools about producing TAGs teachers will be unable to allocate a grade for these assessments, instead students will be provided with areas to improve and/or a raw mark.

March Mock timetable.pdf

GCSE Summer 2022 Exam timetable

Here is the final timetable for the Summer GCSEs.

Please note:

The designation of a ‘contingency day’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or significant local disruption to examinations. It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations.

Summer 2022 Contingency date: 29th June 2022

In the event of national disruption to a day of examinations in summer 2022, the awarding bodies will liaise with the qualification regulators and government departments to agree the most appropriate option for managing the impact. As a last resort the affected examinations will be rescheduled. Although every effort would be taken to keep the impact to a minimum, it is possible that there could be more than one timetable date affected following the disruption, up to and including the contingency day.

Centres will be alerted if it was agreed to reschedule the examinations and the affected candidates will be expected to make themselves available in such circumstances. The decision regarding the rescheduling of examinations will always rest with the awarding body. The centre must conduct the examination on the scheduled date unless instructed to do otherwise by the awarding body.

Where candidates choose not to be available for the rescheduled examination(s) for reasons other than those traditionally covered by special consideration, they will not be eligible for enhanced grading arrangements.

We must therefore ensure students and parents are aware of this contingency arrangement so that they may take it into account when making their plans for the summer.

Summer Timetable 2022.pdf