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2022 exams will have adaptions

📅 September 30, 2021

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2022 exams will have adaptions. They will come early in the 2022. For Private Candidates who are studying away from schools we suggest making sure they have an exam centre registration who will pass on the this guidance for the summer 2022 exams. Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, a trade union, said guidance for teachers had arrived too late.

Normal exams with the regular form of assessements will not return to 2023.

While teachers have warned any guidance for 2022 has come too late. Department for Education say:

  1. Pupils sitting GCSEs and A-levels in 2022 will be given advance warning of exam topics.
  2. A wider choice of questions and supporting materials,

Teachers said that while the changes were “sensible” they had come too late. Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, a trade union, said guidance for teachers had arrived too late.

The content and guidance of the exam topics will not be released until early 2022, limiting the time pupils, especially those who have fallen furthest behind, can benefit from the further assistance.

“It is frustrating that it has taken to this point — deep into the autumn term and with ongoing Covid-related disruption in schools and colleges — to set out the shape of exams for which young people are studying,” said Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.

While Ofqual, the exams regulator, said it viewed 2022 as a “transition” between this year and a “normal” period.

Paul Whiteman, goes on to say:

“We have pressed for months for the government to provide information by the start of the autumn term on its contingency plans,” he said. “By the time these decisions are finalised, we will be halfway through the autumn term.”

Nadhim Zahawi, appointed education minister said officials had put “fairness at the heart” of their approach to exams. They were “committed to rigorous standards being fairly applied”.

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