Are GCSE exams in 2022 cancelled?

Updated: May 8

How will GCSEs exams run in 2022? Are GCSE 2022 exams cancelled? These are some of the questions everyone wants to know the answer to. That and;

  • Are exams back on in the traditional sense?

  • What changes have been made?

  • When are the key dates?

  • Are GCSE cancelled?

  • When are the exams? And, when are the results?

If you or your child are taking their GCSE exams in 2022 then read this article to find out everything you need to know to best prepare for your exams.


Are GCSE exams in 2022 cancelled? Short answer; No After two of the most challenging years of our lives, GCSE and A-level exams are finally back, as normal.

In order to minimize the impact of the pandemic on exam takers, subjets and topics likely to appear in the paper will be announced ahead of time to allow students to revise more efficiently. Examiners have also mentioned that grade boundaries could be more generous this year than in the past. However, this is treated as a transitional benefit to aid in returning to normal marking within two years. So if you are sitting exams this year, lucky you!



Students sitting GCSE exams
GCSE 2022 Explained

What changes have been made to exams in 2022? Which subjects will tell students the topics ahead of time?

In all subjects - with the exception of English literature, history, ancient history, geography and art and design - pupils will be given notice about the topics to be covered in this summer’s exams.

This allows students to prioritise which topics to revise and focus on rather than covering all topics. This will reduce a lot of stress for thousands of students and exam takers and allow for more effective revision.

How do I find my subject topic information?

You only look for information on the official website of your exam board such as Ed Excel, AQA, BBC, TES, and OfQual. Other sites may provide misinformation and confusion for exam takers.

If you want to know more, your teachers will be able to explain the changes to each of your subjects. You can also find more information on the 2022 changes to exams and changes to non-exam assessments on the government website. What are the key dates of exams? GCSE, AS and A level GCSE, AS and A level exams will take place from the 16th of May until the 28th of June 2022. Your exam centre will provide you with your exam timetable and it is imperative that you understand the time and date for each exam. A missed exam will count for nothing. For more information on exam timetables you can see the following information on each exam board's websites, here: AQA OCR Pearson WJEC Eduqas


All dates and deadlines for the main examination series of GCSE, AS and A levels in 2022 are on JCQ’s website. If there are any changes due to extreme circumstances or because of significant disruption, an exam could be moved to any other date during the exam period, including the contingency day on the 29th of June. Therefore, it is important that you’re available and avoid booking any commitments or holidays during exam time.


How does marking work?

Exams are marked by examiners, who are highly experienced teachers. Once students have answered all the exam questions, examiners will decide grade boundaries. This is the number of marks to achieve certain levels. This year's exams will be marked more generously than in previous years to act as a transition between the pandemic`s disruption and return to normal.



When do students get GCSE results?
GCSE results day

When is GCSE results day?.

We know that this is one of the most highly anticipated days for student takers during their academic year. Here is all the information you need for the big day.

A level and AS results will be released on Thursday 18 August 2022.

GCSE results will be released on Thursday 25 August 2022.

For many, your results will determine your next step in your academic career. However, not everyone leaves with the grades they hoped or imagined... If this happens on results day you should first, talk to your centre. They may be able to clarify any doubts or questions you have. Following this, your centre can request to see your marked exam paper. If there are any mistakes or errors you can have your paper re-graded. You should always speak to your teacher and centre first.


It is also important to know where to go after your exams if you need or want additional advice. For example;You can contact the National Careers Service. Telephone: 0800 100 900 Lines are open from 08:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays. Calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers. For more information regarding `Are GCSE 2022 exams cancelled?, revision techniques` and our online classes for Maths, English and French you can head to our website. Here we have loads of useful, easy to understand information about 2022`s GCSE exams and tools to get you ready!






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