Contingency arrangements: GCSE, AS, A level, Project and AEA qualifications in 2022

Closed 13 Oct 2021

Opened 30 Sep 2021


The government is firmly committed to GCSE, AS and A level exams going ahead in England in academic year 2021 to 2022, with adaptations to take account of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the education of the students due to sit those exams.

This consulation, which has been prepared jointly by the Department for Education and Ofqual, invites your views on proposed contingency arrangements for the unlikely event that exams are not able to go ahead as planned.

The proposals cover GCSEs, AS, A levels, Project qualifications, and the Advanced Extension Award (AEA) in mathematics.

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  • Students
  • Parents and carers
  • Teachers
  • Schools and colleges
  • Regulated awarding organisations
  • Public


  • GCSEs
  • AS and A levels