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English Literature GCSE


Continuing Professional Development 

We are holding a series of CPD courses from the autumn term to support teachers delivering GCSE English Literature. Book your place by clicking the course link below:

WJEC GCSE English Literature - Approaches to Teaching (Wales Centres Only)

Principal Examiners' Reports

The January 2016 Principal Examiners' Reports for GCSE English Literature, providing feedback on the January 2016 series of examinations, is now available. Centres are advised to read the report carefully as it provides helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next series of examinations.

Controlled Assessment

Controlled Assessment samples - checklist for centres in Wales

Controlled Assessment samples - checklist for centres in England


Our dedicated Educational Resources team are working in close consultation with teachers and sector leads to produce a range of exciting, diverse and engaging material to support our new GCSE English Literature qualification.

Take a look at the existing resources we have for English.

i.e. Magazine

Welcome to the twelfth issue of i.e. WJEC's online English magazine Please let us know what you think!

All issues of i.e. are available on the i.e. webpage.

Key Features of WJEC Provision

  • Direct email contact with subject officers and administrative support
  • Regular updates via e-mail bulletins webpages
  • Straightforward, efficient administration
  • CPD offered across England and Wales
  • Teaching and learning resources available from secure website
  • Past papers and marking schemes available from secure website
  • Item level data available from secure website

Featured documents:

Subject bulletins

Important dates

Linear assessment

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

Frequently Asked Questions - linear assessment

JCQ Notice to centres: Changes to GCSE specifications in England

Strengthened GCSE English Literature for assessment from 2015

We are pleased to inform you that WJEC's strengthened GCSE English Literature specification for first award in 2015 has been accredited. A leaflet detailing the changes and giving the answers to a number of questions teachers may ask may be useful. In addition, the amended specification and sample assessment materials are available. Teachers' guides are also available.

Controlled Assessment

Controlled Assessment Exemplar Material (with marks and commentary provided by the Principal Moderator) is now available.

For further information, please contact:

Nancy Hutt - Subject Officer, GCSE English / English Language (Out of Wales only)
Telephone: 029 2026 5023
E-mail: gcseenglish@wjec.co.uk

Guy Melhuish - Subject Officer, GCSE English Language (Wales only)
Telephone: 029 2026 5179
E-mail: gcseenglish@wjec.co.uk

Julia Harrison - Subject Officer, GCSE English Literature
Telephone: 029 2026 5374
E-mail: gcseenglish@wjec.co.uk

Matt Oatley - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5054
E-mail: gcseenglish@wjec.co.uk

Lewis Beecham - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5051
E-mail: gcseenglish@wjec.co.uk

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