GCSE Course Guidance 

Year 11 GCSE Examinations Information for Students and Parents/Carers - Summer 2022
 
Including: Advanced Notice and Additional Support information

Pearson Qualifications

Pearson Qualifications

BTEC: Health & Social

BTEC Health & Social has been impacted by the COVID pandemic in the same way it has impacted all other subject areas. With this in mind the exam board have made certain concessions that students are aware of following classroom conversations. Concessions are outlined below alongside a timeframe for the completion of the course.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel

BTEC: Sport

BTEC Sport has been impacted by the COVID pandemic in the same way it has impacted all other subject areas. With this in mind the exam board have made certain concessions that students are aware of following classroom conversations. Concessions are outlined below alongside a timeframe for the completion of the course.

OCR

OCR

Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia

The nature of the Creative iMedia course has meant that students have been significantly impacted by COVID. Students were expected to complete three pieces of coursework throughout Key Stage 4, which has not been possible.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel

GCSE French

GCSE French has been impacted by the COVID pandemic in the same way it has impacted all other subject areas. With this in mind the exam board has issued advance notice which will affect Paper 4 (Writing) only. All other skills will be examined in the normal way. Students have been made aware of the advance notice in lessons.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Biology Paper 1

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Biology Paper 2

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Chemistry Paper 2

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Chemistry Paper1

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Combined science Biology Paper 1

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Combined science Biology Paper 2

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Combined science Chemistry Paper 2

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Combined science Chemistry Paper 1

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Combined science Physics Paper 2

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Combined science Physics Paper 1

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

OCR

OCR

GCSE: Computer Science

In light of COVID, there have been some changes to the specification ahead of examinations this year. A reminder that students will sit two examinations for this subject: Unit 1 Computer Systems and Unit 2 Computational Thinking.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: English Language

GCSE English language and GCSE English literature have been impacted by the COVID pandemic. With this in mind, the exam board have made certain concessions, which students are aware of, following classroom conversations. Concessions are outlined in the document attached.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Food Preparation and Nutrition

Because of the ongoing impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are some changes to how GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition will be assessed in 2022.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Geography

GCSE Geography has been impacted by the COVID pandemic in the same way it has impacted all other subject areas. With this in mind the exam board has issued advance notice which will affect Paper 2 and 3 only. All other skills will be examined in the normal way. Students have been made aware of the advance notice in lessons.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel

GCSE: German

GCSE German has been impacted by the COVID pandemic in the same way it has impacted all other subject areas. With this in mind the exam board has issued advance notice which will affect Paper 4 (Writing) only. All other skills will be examined in the normal way. Students have been made aware of the advance notice in lessons.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: History

GCSE History has been impacted by the COVID pandemic in the same way it has impacted all other subject areas. With this in mind the exam board have made certain concessions that students will be made aware of in full. The core of these concessions are outlined below.

OCR

OCR

GCSE: MUSIC

GCSE Music has been impacted by the COVID pandemic in the same way it has impacted all other subject areas. With this in mind the exam board have made certain concessions that students are aware of following classroom conversations. Concessions are outlined below alongside a timeframe for the completion of the course.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel

GCSE: Mathematics

GCSE History has been impacted by the COVID pandemic in the same way it has impacted all other subject areas. With this in mind the exam board have made certain concessions that students will be made aware of in full. The core of these concessions are outlined below.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Physics Paper 1

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Physics Paper 2

The format/structure of the papers remains unchanged. For each paper the list shows the major focus of the content of the exam. Each paper may cover some, or all, of the content in the listed topic. Another list shows which required practical activities will be assessed.

AQA

AQA

GCSE: Religious Studies

Religious Studies has been impacted by the COVID pandemic in the same way it has impacted all other subject areas. With this in mind the exam board have made certain concessions that students will be made aware of in full. The core of these concessions are outlined below.

OCR

OCR

GCSE:Art

GCSE Art and Design (Fine Art and 3D Design) has been impacted by the COVID pandemic in the same way it has impacted all other subject areas. For summer 2022, Ofqual have confirmed that students taking GCSE Art & Design will be assessed only on the portfolio component, resulting in the removal of Component 02 – Externally set task.

OCR

OCR

GCSE:Psychology

GCSE Psychology has been impacted by the COVID pandemic in the same way it has impacted all other subject areas. With this in mind, the exam board has released advanced information prior to the exams. The advanced information informs students of what will be focused on in each section of their exam