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WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, GCE and GCSE Drama qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.

For centres in Wales: Approved WJEC GCSE Drama (for teaching from 2016)

WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE Drama qualification, regulated by Qualifications Wales, for teaching from 2016. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in Wales and has been approved by Qualifications Wales: it is not available to centres in England.

Continuing Professional Development

We are holding a series of CPD courses from the autumn term to support teachers preparing to deliver GCSE Drama (from 2016). Book your place by clicking the course link below:

WJEC GCSE Drama - The Next Steps (Wales Centres Only)


For centres in England

Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE (9-1) Drama qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for teaching from 2016. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in England and has been accredited by Ofqual. The specification can be found on the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Drama page.


WJEC Linear GCSE Drama Approved (June 2012)

In common with other awarding organisations, WJEC was asked to revise GCSE specifications to make the assessment linear.

We are pleased to announce that WJEC linear GCSE specification in Drama has been approved by the regulators.

The subject content remains exactly the same. The only difference is that in linear specifications all examinations must be taken at the end of the course. You may view the revised specification here.

Main Points:

  • ALL centres in England will be required to use linear GCSE specifications from first award in 2014 (first teaching of two-year courses in September 2012).
  • In Wales, centres will be able to choose to follow either of the two options available for courses starting from September 2012:

    • linear specifications (first award summer 2014), where candidates sit all their exams at the end of the course.
    • existing unitised specifications where assessment may be taken in separate units at stages during the course as is currently the case.
  • WJEC is offering both linear and unitised specifications.
  • The content of the two options is the same; the only difference is that in linear assessment all examinations must be taken at the end of the course.

Drama Bulletin

Subscribe to the Drama bulletin at the foot of this page.

Key Documents

Unitised Specifications

Video explaining entry and re-sit rules for GCSE unitised specifications:
Unitised Specifications - GCSE Video

Uniform Marks (UMS)

Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found in the following document - Uniform Marks

For further information, please contact:

Catherine Webster - Subject Officer
Telephone: 02920 265316
E-mail: catherine.webster@wjec.co.uk

Catrin Budd - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 02920 265142
E-mail: catrin.budd@wjec.co.uk

Sara Evans - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 02920 265361
E-mail: sara.evans@wjec.co.uk

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GCSE Drama Examiners' Report Summer 2015
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Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2015 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series for the new and legacy qualifications. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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