GCSE and A-level exams 2022: What you need to know

May 17th 2022

For the first time since the pandemic began, students are sitting exams across the UK.

Pupils faced major disruption to their studies because of Covid and are getting help to make up for lost learning.

When do exams begin?

Most A-level and GCSE exams begin on 16 May and finish at the end of June, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This is slightly longer than normal, as there is a minimum 10-day gap between some exams - to ensure that if you become ill you won't miss all your exams in a subject.

In Scotland, National 5, Highers and Advanced Highers started at the end of April and finish on 1 June.

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