Advance Information update (Summer 2022) – WJEC GCSE and AS/A levels
Advance Information update (Summer 2022) – WJEC GCSE and AS/A levels

Given the ongoing disruption to teaching and learning during this academic year, we will release Advance Information on the subject pages of our website on or before 7th February for the subjects listed below where there are currently no mitigations for the examined units.

Advance Information Subject List

  • GCSE Computer Science Unit 1
  • GCSE Food and Nutrition Unit 1
  • GCSE Health and Social Care (Single Award) Unit 1
  • GCSE Music Unit 3
  • GCSE Physical Education (including short course) Unit 1 in each
  • AS Applied ICT Unit 1
  • AS French Unit 2
  • AS German Unit 2
  • AS Health and Social Care, and Childcare Unit 1
  • AS Music Unit 3
  • AS Physical Education Unit 1
  • AS Spanish Unit 2
  • A level Health and Social Care and Child Care Unit 3 and Unit 5*
  • A level Physical Education Unit 3

What is the purpose and function of this Advance Information?

  • The main purpose of this Advance Information is to help learners focus their revision by providing the focus of some aspects of the examination; for example, some of the content, contexts, texts, topics, sub-topics, themes and skills that will be assessed in the 2022 assessments.
  • The exact nature of the Advance Information may vary between subjects, depending on the nature and design of the qualification specification and its assessments.
  • It will not be at a level that allows questions to be predicted or answers prepared and therefore should not be used to narrow teaching and learning. 
  • It may be used flexibly by centres and learners to achieve its purpose of supporting revision, but it cannot be brought into the examination.

In order to mitigate lost teaching and learning time and any future disruption, WJEC has adapted its GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2022. The adaptations comply with Qualifications Wales’ requirements.

Adaptations released earlier this year are as follows:

July 2021: We released adaptations to NEA units and/or examined units for every WJEC GCSE and GCE qualification.  These adaptations:

  • streamline the content that will be subject to assessment in 2022
  • reduce NEA requirements
  • introduce optionality to assessments either via a choice of units or a choice of questions within a unit.

September 2021: We released Advance Information for a small number of qualifications for which it was difficult to provide the adaptations described above (you can access the information on your subject pages where applicable).

October 2021: We relaxed the controls under which NEA must be conducted

In some subjects, as usual, we also provide formulae on the exam paper for learners to access during the assessment.