Adaptations to exam arrangements 2022 student survey

Closed 15 May 2022

Opened 26 Apr 2022


Ofqual's student survey on adaptations to exam arrangements for GCSE, AS and A levels 2022.

Ofqual, the regulator of qualifications in England, is surveying students who are preparing for their GCSE, AS or A level exams in summer 2022.

This year, a number of adaptations have been made to the assessment arrangements for GCSEs, AS and A levels. The aim of these adaptations is to make sure that we are being as fair as possible to students, given the disruption they have experienced due to the pandemic. This survey will focus on 3 of these adaptations, which are described below.

On 7 February, Advance Information about the content of exams in many subjects was published by exam boards. The reason for releasing this information was to help students focus their revision, and to make exams less daunting. We want to understand students’ views and experiences of using this Advance Information to support their revision. We are also surveying teachers. 

In addition to Advance Information, in GCSE mathematics, physics and combined science, students will be given a formulae sheet or an expanded equation sheet in the exam this summer.

In GCSE English literature, history, ancient history and geography, where no Advance Information is available, students will not need to study, or be assessed on, as many topics or content areas as usual. We also want to understand students’ views of these adaptations.

This survey will remain open until 11:59pm on Sunday 15th May. 

Please press the 'Online Survey' link below for further details and to access the survey.



  • Students


  • GCSEs
  • AS and A levels