Summer 2023 exam arrangements

Exams are due to go ahead this summer with a return to pre-pandemic arrangements, but there are some changes to reflect the disruption pupils have experienced. Understand the current plans for summer 2023.

updated on 27 January 2023
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Contents
  1. What's my role?
  2. Exam arrangements are largely returning to how they were pre-pandemic 
  3. Some support is being kept in place or added

What's my role?

It's your board's responsibility to hold your school to account for its performance.

You should know what's going on with exam arrangements so you can ask questions about how your school is helping pupils to prepare, and challenge your school's results in order to drive school improvement. 

For more information on monitoring pupil progress, take a look at some of our other articles:

Exam arrangements are largely returning to how they were pre-pandemic 

Ofqual has confirmed that pre-pandemic grading has returned. Pupils will be examined on the full content of their courses, and advance information about the contents of exams will no longer be available.

Non-exam assessment, fieldwork and practical science will follow pre-pandemic arrangements.

Adaptations to support vocational and technical qualifications made during the pandemic will also stop.

Examiners' decisions on where to set