This year GCSE exams will take place in school or college.
This is the first time exams have taken place since 2019 following two years of cancellations as part of the measures to control the spread of coronavirus.
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GCSE exam dates
Provisional GCSE exam timetables have been released by Edexcel.
These timetables say exams will begin on the 16 May and finish on 28 June.
Where there is more than one exam paper per subject, those papers be spread further apart than usual.
For example, the two English language papers will be sat 18 May and 10 June.
Similarly English literature will be sat on the 25 May and 8 June.
Mathematics has three papers and they will be sat 20 May, 7 June and 13 June.
GCSE results day 2022
Results day for students will be on Thursday 25 August 2022.
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As usual, students will be able to appeal their grades.
These will take place in their usual form of a 'review of marking'. This means that an examiner will check the original marking of the paper to see if it is within their range of 'tolerance'.
Grades can go up or down as a result of an appeal.
GCSE resits 2022
Students who are unhappy with their grade, and either have been unsuccessful in their appeal or chose not to appeal, will have the opportunity to sit an examination in the next summer series in 2023.
English language and mathematics will be available to resit in the November 2022 exam series.
In 2022 grading will be pegged to a midpoint between 2021 and 2019 but below 2020.
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Adjustments for the exams
Students in exam years have had two years of disrupted schooling due to the pandemic. As a result, the Department for Education has decided to make adjustments to the 2022 exams.
This includes reducing content and advance information on exam topics.
You can read more about the adjustments in our piece about the changes to 2022 exams.
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