Lessons from GCSE maths exams in summer 2022

The three main exam boards in England give feedback on where students did well, and not so well, in the first real exams since before the pandemic


Lessons from GCSE maths exams in summer 2022

In summer 2022, for the first time since 2019, large-scale GCSE exams took place in school and college halls and gyms. And, just like every year before the pandemic, they were marked externally. What have we learnt? In this discussion, representatives from the awarding bodies give feedback from the hundreds of thousands of papers that were marked.

Show notes

Taking part in the discussion:

  • Mark Heslop, Pearson/Edexcel
  • Neil Ogden, OCR
  • Andrew Taylor, AQA
  • Steve McCormack, NCETM Communications Director

Episode chapters

  • 00:08 Introductions and headline observations
  • 04:15 Algebra
  • 09:00 Higher tier questions and Advanced Information
  • 17:45 Questions involving graphs and diagrams
  • 22:40 Petrol prices, car number plates and ice cream cones (questions that raised a smile)

Useful links

For Edexcel, follow @EmporiumMaths on Twitter.

For OCR, go to their website.

For AQA, follow @AQAMaths on Twitter.

The NCETM shares information from all awarding bodies, the DfE, Ofqual and others via the Twitter account @NCETMQandC.