Exams and results 2022

Summer 2022 Exam Update

For the past two years, summer exams haven’t been able to take place and instead, students have been awarded grades by their teachers.

Arrangements for exams and assessments are slightly different this year from previous years when exams have gone ahead. This is to consider the disruption to education caused by the pandemic.

Arrangements have been put in place for summer 2022 to support students and make exams fairer for them. The government has introduced a choice of topics or content in some GCSE exams and exam boards will give advance information about the focus of the content of exams. This is designed to provide guidance for revision for students ahead of summer exams, and study aids will be allowed in some exams.

As we return to summer exams, in 2022 exam boards will set the grade boundaries based on a profile that reflects a midpoint between 2021 and pre-pandemic grading.

As in any other year, exam boards will use data as a starting point, to align their standards in a subject. That will be based on an average of 2019 and 2021 results for each subject. But the grade boundaries for each specification will be set by the senior examiners after they have reviewed the work produced by students.

For the past two years, summer exams haven’t been able to take place and instead, students have been awarded grades by their teachers.

Arrangements for exams and assessments are slightly different this year from other years when exams have gone ahead. This is to take into account the disruption to education caused by the pandemic.

Arrangements have been put in place for summer 2022 to support students and make exams fairer for them. The government has introduced a choice of topics or content in some GCSE exams and exam boards will give advance information about the focus of the content of exams, designed to provide guidance for revision for students ahead of summer exams, and study aids will be allowed in some exams.

As we return to summer exams, in 2022 exam boards will set the grade boundaries based on a profile that reflects a midpoint between 2021 and pre-pandemic grading.

As in any other year, exam boards will use data as a starting point, to align their standards in a subject. That will be based on an average of 2019 and 2021 results for each subject. But the grade boundaries for each specification will be set by the senior examiners after they have reviewed the work produced by students.

Results Day 2020 Students

Our team provides support and guidance to all our students, working with you to receive the right support.

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The deadline for November resit requests is 12.00pm on Wednesday 22 September.

If you are wanting to resit any GCSEs exams, email us or you can discuss this option when you speak to the Maths and English team.

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The deadline for appeals was Friday 10th September and the appeals process for summer 2021 exams is now closed.

Results Day 2020 Students

In order to access your results, you will need to log into your ‘Proportal’ account via the Kirklees College website.

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For a list of contacts, times for walk-ins and our opening hours for the call centre, see below for more information.

We're wishing all our students good luck in your upcoming exams!

Summer 2022 - GCSE Results Day

GCSE
Results Day
Thursday 25 August 2022

What will happen on GCSE Results Day?

Before results are released, you will receive an email with details of how you will get your results this year. This email will be sent to the email address you have registered on your student account and to your college email address.

On Results Day, we will send you a text message to let you know that your result is available on your student ProPortal account and that an email has been sent to your college email address containing your results.

Please ensure you can access both your student ProPortal account and college email address account prior to the Results Day(s) to avoid disappointment.

Having problems with ProPortal?

Having problems with Pro Portal? Please email us on ExamResults@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

Please make sure that you let us know:

  • Your full name
  • Enrolment number
  • Date of birth
  • Contact details
  • Subject of your enquiry

Collecting certificates

Once your certificate is ready to collect, you will be sent a collection slot by email to tell you what day and time you can come and collect your certificate. 

Haven't received your results?

If you haven’t received results please email ExamResults@kirkleescollege.ac.uk.

Please make sure you let us know:

  • Your full name
  • Enrolment number
  • Date of birth
  • Contact details
  • Subject

Useful resources

We’ve got a list of useful resources below and some of the most frequently asked questions regarding exams.

Exams in 2022 – everything you need to know

Exams are the best and fairest form of assessment. But we recognise the disruption the pandemic has caused, so there will be a number of adaptations for this years’ exams to ensure fairness for students.

 

Across January, students have sat more than 500,000 exam papers for vocational and technical qualifications – giving confidence that schools and colleges can host exams smoothly, despite Covid infection rates during winter.

Students will benefit from a range of adaptations to GCSE, these adaptations will help them reach their potential following the disruption they’ve faced.

 

They include giving students formulae sheets in GCSE maths.

 

Some of these changes will also apply to the November 2022 GCSE English language and mathematics re-sit exams. There will be advance information deployed for both subjects in July, and a formulae sheet will be available for mathematics.

 

These adaptations are in response to a consultation we ran with the exams regulator, Ofqual, in summer 2021.

 

The consultation gathered more than 6,000 responses – with almost a quarter from students – and showed that more than 90 per cent of students and parents were in favour of giving advance information on the focus of exams next summer to support students with revision, and around 80 per cent or more agreed with offering choices of topics in some GCSE subjects.

 

The information will help students focus their revision for the final months and will give an indication of some of the content, texts, topics, themes and skills that students can expect in their exams.

 

 

For English language and maths GCSE exams in November 2022, advance information will be given in July.

For the past two years, summer exams haven’t been able to take place and, instead, students have been awarded grades by their teachers. Due to the difference in assessment approach, we have seen higher outcomes.

 

As we return to exams, we want to get back to the pre-pandemic standard, but in the interests of fairness, Ofqual (who take the decisions on grading) won’t do so in one jump.

 

Instead, 2022 will be a transition year to reflect that we are in a pandemic recovery period and students’ education has been disrupted. In 2022 the aim, therefore, will be to move grading to a point close to midway between 2021 and pre-pandemic profiles.

 

Results are likely to be higher than in 2019, but not as high as in 2020.

 

Ofqual aims to return to results that are in line with pre-pandemic years in 2023.

GCSE exams will happen in May and June, as normal, and the exam boards have now published their final summer exam timetables.

GCSE results day will be held on 25 August 2022.

Contact Info

We are here to help you. If you have any questions or queries, please contact a member of our team who will be happy to help and guide you through this process.