Exams 2022

Summer Exams 2022

Please click here to access a letter to students from the chair of Ofqual about this summer's grading arrangements.

GCSE Students (Year 11)

  • Some subjects (English Literature, History and Geography) will have optional topics from the exam papers. Teachers will choose these and all Cheam  students will do the same options in these subjects.
  • In all of the other subjects, you will be told some of the topics that will come up on the summer exams by 7th February 2022, to help with revision.
  • In Art related subjects, you will be assessed on your portfolio only, not by exam.  
  • In Maths, Physics and Combined Science you will be allowed a formulae sheet. You will practise using these in lessons..
  • In Science subjects you will watch some practicals being demonstrated and others you will complete yourselves. This doesn’t change how you will be assessed and is not different from a ‘normal’ exam period.

The results day for Year 11 will be 25th August 2022.

AS/A Level Students (Year 13)

  • In all subjects, you will be told some of the topics on the summer exams by 7th February 2022, to help with revision.
  • In Art related subjects, you will be assessed on your portfolio only, not by exam.  

The results day for Year 13 will be 18th August 2022.

TAG Contingency Plan 2021/22

Though we expect exams to go ahead as planned, if the 2022 exams cannot go ahead due to further Covid disruption, grades will instead be determined by teachers, using a Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) approach.

  • Students will be told in advance which assessments could count towards their contingency Teacher Assessed Grade (e.g. November and December 2021 mock exams).
  • It is advised students have 3 rounds of mock exams:  Autumn term, Spring term and Summer term.  These exams do not need to be in the hall but access arrangements must be applied.  We have already planned for Year 11 and Year 13 students to sit their mocks in November/December 2021 in the hall and will put Spring term plans into place shortly.
  • GCSE Maths and Science students must have their formulae sheets available in their mock exams.
  • Mock exams must be kept by the exams team after being marked and shown to the students.
  • Mock exams will be given a raw mark and percentage score.
  • Students should not know the questions in the mock exams beforehand but all subjects will give students an indicator of what content will appear in the mock exams.
  • If students miss the mock exams they cannot resit the same paper at a later date.

Please click here for the full contingency arrangements if GCSE, AS and A Level exams do not go ahead in 2022.