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2022 GCSE Exams - Advanced Information

Below you will find all advanced information regarding the 2022 GCSE exam series. 

Please click this link for all resources and materials for each subject. 

Course  

Exam Board 

Advanced Information 

Art & Design 

AQA 

No change – portfolio only making up 100% of overall qualification. 

Computer Science 

OCR 

Component 1 Exam – most topics in the exam paper are to be covered, some sub topics have been removed. 

Component 2 Exam – Non Examined Assessment not required but all elements of the Non Examined Assessment will be examined in the Component 2 Exam  

Design & Technology 

AQA 

NEA has been reduced to 85 marks from 100 with adaptations to ‘Realising design ideas’ and the ‘Analysing and Evaluating’ sections. NEA still remains 50% of overall qualification.   

Advance information has been released for the exam in the form of 7 topic lists which will form the primary focus of the higher tariff questions.  

Drama 

AQA 

Advance information for Component 1 (Blood Brothers and Live Theatre). 

Exam board has provided an 8-page section of the play from which the extract will be chosen from. 

Engineering 

IMI 

No change – One Exam remaining (T&E). Portfolio only and practical assessments.  

English Language 

Edexcel 

English Language Paper 1 – no change and no advance information. 

 

English Language Paper 2 – text types specified for the reading questions (magazine article and memoir extract).  

Text types specified for the transactional writing question (article or letter). 

 

English Literature 

Edexcel 

English Literature Paper 1 (Romeo and Juliet and Journey’s End) – no advance information. 

 

English Literature Paper 2 (Poetry) – no advance information. 

Enterprise 

Pearson 

Component 1 – Coursework - Learning Aim B & C to now focus on one business instead  of two.  

Component 2 – Coursework – No change. 

Component 3 – Exam – No change to this Component – Exam was taken before February Half Term 2022. 

Film Studies 

WJEC 

Component 1 – The key elements of film form, Genre  

Component 2 – The key elements of film form • The distinction between plot and story • Narrative conventions  

Section B: Representation - Age  

Section C: Mise-en-scène and The aesthetic qualities of film 

Food Preparation & Nutrition 

WJEC 

NEA 1 removal as of August 2021. Adaptations to NEA 2 with a reduction of dishes being completed in the allocated 3 -hour time frame from 3 to only 2.  

Advance information has been released for the exam with a structured topic list covering all 6 components of the specification. 

French 

AQA 

No advance information for the skills of listening, reading and speaking. 

Advance information for writing questions, but not writing translation. 

 

Geography 

OCR 

All changes made in August 2021 – no advance information. 

Removal of fieldwork (Paper 3, section B had 15 marks removed).  

Topic 3 of Paper 2 removed (Environmental Threats to our Planet).   

Hair & Beauty 

VTCT 

Complete. 

Health & Social Care 

OCR 

Removal of R028- Child Care in August 2021 – no advance information 

History 

WJEC 

Crime and Punishment removed in August 2021 - no advance information 

Digital Information Technology 

Pearson 

Component 1 – Strand A taught but no coursework required for this. 

Component 1 – Strand B & C coursework.  

Component 2 -  Strand A taught but no coursework required for this. 

Component 2 - Strand B & C coursework. 

Component 3 – Exam – No changes to this Component – Exam was taken before February Half Term 2022. 

Music 

RSL 

No advance information provided from RSL.  

Externally assessed unit 202ta has had the control element removed similar to Summer 2021. 

Mathematics 

AQA 

Advance Information has been released for all examined components.  

Topic list for each math paper has been released. For each paper the list shows the major focus of questions. There are separate lists for Foundation and Higher Tiers. 

A formulae sheet will be provided in the exam.  

Philosophy & Ethics 

Edexcel 

Topic lists have been released for Christianity and Islam.  

However, other topics/ areas can be covered and therefore students should still be learning/ revising all areas.  

Physical Education 

OCR 

Advanced information has been released for all examined components. 

This does not cover NEA Components. 

Topic Lists have been released.  

For Paper 1 this shows topics 1.1.a and 1.1.b are not included.  

For Paper 2 they have not included specific areas from each topic.  

Science (Combined science) 

AQA 

Advanced information has been released for all examined components. 

Formulae sheets have been released for Physics unit 1 and Physics unit 2. 

Topic lists have been released for each unit showing the areas of major focus. There are separate lists for foundation and higher tiers. 

Science (Triple Award) 

AQA 

Advanced information has been released for all examined components 

Formulae sheets have been released for Physics unit 1 and Physics unit 2. 

Topic lists have been released for each unit showing the areas of major focus. There are separate lists for foundation and higher tiers. 

Spanish 

AQA 

No advance information for the skills of listening, reading and speaking. 

Advance information for writing questions, but not writing translation. 

 

Statistics 

Edexcel 

Advance information has been released for all examined components.  

Topic list for each Statistics paper has been released. For each paper the list shows the major focus of questions. There are separate lists for Foundation and Higher Tiers. 

 

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