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English Literature GCSE

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New Specification

Accredited Specifications and Specimen Assessment Materials for Wales (for first teaching from 2015) are now available.

News

  • The Autumn Newsletter is now available for GCSE English Literature. This edition includes what's new, resources, teacher training and frequently asked questions. 
  • The Summer 2016 Principal Examiners' Reports for GCSE English Literature, providing feedback on the Summer 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 future examinations.
  • Exemplar material for Unit 1 of the GCSE English Literature specification is now available.
  • A set of resources to support the teaching of the new poetry anthology for the English Literature specification, Welsh writing in English (Loss and Love) is now available.
  • Controlled Assessment exemplar material will be coming soon.
  • The OER (Online Exam Review) resource from the Summer 2017 series will be available shortly.
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Important Dates for 2016 - 2017

21 October January 2017 Series: Last date for receipt of entries
11 November January 2017 Series: Last date for entry amendments without late fees
4 January January 2017 Series: GCSE English Literature Unit 1 FT / HT
2 March January 2017 Series: Results published
11 April January 2017 Series: Final date for receipt of Enquiries about Results 
10 October Summer 2017 Series: Preliminary entries to WJEC
21 February Summer 2017 Series: Last date for receipt of entries
18 March Summer 2017 Series: Last date for entry amendments without late fees
24 March Summer 2017 Series: Deadline for submission of Written Controlled Assessment to moderators (mainstream)
5 May Summer 2017 Series: Deadline for submission of Written Controlled Assessment to moderators (other centres)
22 May Summer 2017 Series: GCSE English Literature Unit 1 FT / HT
26 May Summer 2017 Series: GCSE English Literature Unit 2a & 2b FT / HT
24 August Summer 2017 Series: Results published
20 September Summer 2017 Series: Final date for receipt of Enquiries about Results 
October Summer 2017 Series: Certificates issued

CPD Autumn 2016

Book your space now at one of our Autumn 2016 CPD events. This full day course is designed for practitioners teaching the reformed WJEC GCSE English Literature specification. Each session will review the progress of teaching so far, share good practice and consider approaches in the teaching and learning of key elements of the specification moving forward, using new resources available. Locations include Cardiff, Llanelli, Llandudno and Llandrindod Wells.

Teaching Resources

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.

Legacy Specification

Please scroll up for information regarding the new specification.

News

  • There will only be one re-sit opportunity for the written exam components of this specification in January 2017.
  • Marks for all controlled assessments will be carried forward. 
  • The 40% terminal assessment rule applies as normal. (Wales only)
  • Further information on re-sit rules can be found at the following links: WJEC and Qualifications Wales.

Important Re-sit Dates for 2016 - 2017

20 September January 2017 Series: Last date for receipt of entries (entries after this date will not be accepted)
4 January January 2017 Series: GCSE English Literature Unit 1 FT / HT
6 January January 2017 Series: GCSE English Literature Unit 2a & 2b FT / HT
2 March January 2017 Series: Results published
11 April January 2017 Series: Final date for receipt of Enquiries about Results 

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.

For further information, please contact:

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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GCSE English Literature Examiners' Report June 2016
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Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2016 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. 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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