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Advance Information 2022

Y11 and Y13 Advance Information for Examinations 2022

This year the Department for Education has decided to release some advance information about the content within the examinations for 2022. The exam board regulator Ofqual gave the exam boards these guiding principles:

  • It must not be possible to guess an exam question from the materials provided
  • It must not narrow the curriculum as students will need this learning to progress to the next level
  • It must not prevent exam boards being able to differentiate between candidates

For a few subjects no advanced information has been provided e.g. GCSE English Literature, History and Geography. This is because in these subjects an element of choice on the exam has already been introduced for this summer. 

For all other subjects this advance information consists of topic lists to indicate the high tariff questions or main topics on the exam papers this summer. The purpose of this information is to support your child with their revision. It is not a list to indicate what should and should not be taught. All topics are expected to be taught and there could be questions on any element of the course.

Each subject within each exam board describes the list in slightly different ways.  However, in all cases this will help teachers and students prepare for the exams more easily.

The advanced information provided will be more helpful for some subjects than for others. Please be reassured that this will not make it easier or harder to get a good grade in one subject over another, as the grade boundaries for these subjects will be adjusted to take this into account.

Below you will find a copy of the specific advance information that has been provided for each subject. The document BW Awarding Bodies and Advance Information provides a useful summary of all the subjects and details of whether advance information has been provided.

On Thursday 10th February we held a virtual information evening and a recording of this is available below. You will also find below a list of FAQs from that evening.

The regulator Ofqual has also produced this helpful Subject by subject support for GCSE, AS and A level students in 2022

 

Advance Info 2022 Date  
DT A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
DT GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Economics A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
English Lang Lit A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
English Language GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
English Literature A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
French GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Further Maths A level Pearson Edexcel Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Geography A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
History Russia A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
History The Tudors A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Maths A level Pearson Edexcel Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Maths GCSE Pearson Edexcel Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Media Studies A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Media Studies GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Music GCSE OCR Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
PE A level OCR Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
PE GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Physics A level OCR Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Additional Maths GCSE OCR Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Biology A level OCR Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Business A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Business GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Citizenship GCSE OCR Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Combined Science GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Computer Science GCSE OCR Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Dance GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Drama GCSE OCR Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Biology GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Chemistry A level OCR Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Physics GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Spanish A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
RS A level OCR Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Sociology A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Politics A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Spanish GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
RS GCSE AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Psychology A level AQA Advanced Information 08th Feb 2022 Download
Chemistry GCSE AQA Advanced Information 09th Feb 2022 Download
Maths AS Level Pearson Edexcel Advanced Information 09th Feb 2022 Download
Further Maths AS Level Pearson Edexcel Advanced Information 09th Feb 2022 Download
Maths AS Level Pearson Edexcel Advanced Information 09th Feb 2022 Download
Further Maths AS Level Pearson Edexcel Advanced Information 09th Feb 2022 Download
FAQs Advance Information and Exam Preparation 11th Feb 2022 Download
Biology A level OCR Advanced Information 26th Apr 2022 Download
Tourism Diploma WJEC Level 3 Advance Information 26th Apr 2022 Download
BW Awarding Bodies and Advanced Information 26th Apr 2022 Download