Following a public consultation, the government and Ofqual have published some changes to the summer 2022 exams. Such adaptations include; a choice of topics in some GCSE exams like English literature and history; advance information on the focus of exams to focus students’ revision in subjects, where there is not a choice of topics; and support materials like formulae sheets in maths. Once we have clarification from the Awarding Bodies, we will be able to communicate these changes to students.
These plans are intended to recognise the disruption caused to this year group’s education as a result of the pandemic. With exams set to return, Ofqual has also set out its approach to grading, following the last two years which saw an overall higher proportion of students receiving top grades compared to pre-pandemic years. Summer 2022 will be a transition year to reflect the recovery period, with grade boundaries to be set by exam boards reflecting a midway point between 2021 and 2019 – so that more students get higher grades in 2022 than before the pandemic. This approach will provide a safety net for this year’s students as well as a step back to normality, with results expected to return to the usual grade profile by 2023.
Ofqual’s statement on the adaptation for 2022 summer entries can be read here.
The government and Ofqual report on the proposed changes to assessment can be read here.
- A Level results day Thursday 18 August 2022.
- GCSE results day and Ridgewood Post 16 Enrolment Thursday 25 August 2022.
Certificates for 2021 leavers will be available to collect from Main School Reception from 1 December. These must be collected and signed for by the student. If this is not possible, a third party collection form can be completed (available from the link below).
If you believe you have not collected your certificates from Ridgewood, please use the ‘contact us’ button and we will be able to check for you.
Lost/misplaced examination certificates
It is vitally important to keep your certificates safe once collected. Uncollected certificates from previous years may not be held by the school, as we are required by the regulations to retain them only for a period of 12 months. If you require replacement certificates, there will be a charge for this from the exam board and we are unable to do this on your behalf. Further information on how to proceed can be found here; www.gov.uk/replacement-exam-certificate.
Please get in touch via the enquiry form on our Contact Us page, should you have any further questions or to speak directly to our Examinations Officer, Mr. Marc Clements.