Year 11 letter - updates on summer 2022 exams 10th Feb 2021

Posted on: 10/02/2022

10 February 2022

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 11,

Further to my letter dated 17 November outlining the changes to the assessment of GCSEs, and the contingency plans the Department of Education have put into place. I write to provide further updates on the details of the package of support for students taking exams this year.

Advance information has now been released by exam boards in most subjects to help students focus their revision. Students will have a choice of topics or content in some other GCSE subjects. Exam boards will also provide a formulae sheet and an updated equation sheet that students will have in their GCSE maths, physics and combined science exams. The advance information will also help teachers manage revision time in the lead-up to exams.

In addition, you will see from the infographic released by Ofqual below, that more generous grading will provide a safety net for students.

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