French GCE A/AS
WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, qualifications in both England and Wales which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both countries.
For centres in Wales
WJEC is pleased to confirm that our GCE French qualification has been approved by Qualifications Wales for first teaching from September 2016. The sample assessment materials will be published shortly.
Read the latest update on our latest resources and training to support the new GCSE, AS and A level French, German and Spanish qualifications.
For centres in England
Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC is developing a reformed GCE French qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for first teaching from 2016. This qualification is designed to meet regulatory requirements in England. Specifications and resources can be found on the Eduqas GCE French webpage.
Join Our Team: Become an Examiner or Moderator
We are currently recruiting examiners and moderators for GCSE, AS/A level and/or Level 1/Level 2 qualifications for next summer's examination series. If you have at least two years teaching experience and would like to apply, please create an account to complete the online application process.
For more information on becoming an examiner, including vacancies and benefits, please visit our appointees page.
Spelling reforms in French
WJEC examining teams are aware of the new spelling reforms in French and would like to reassure teachers and candidates that both the new and existing French language spelling conventions will be accepted in candidates' written work.
WJEC examining teams will use the new spelling conventions when writing the reformed GCSE, AS and A level French examinations, for first assessment in 2017 (AS) and 2018 (GCSE and A level); however, we do not expect to amend spelling in extracts from authentic sources.
Continuing Professional Development - Preparing to Teach (new specification)
The continuing professional development programme for the 2016-2017 academic year is now open for bookings.
- Examination Timetable 2016-2017
Grade Boundaries (UMS / Raw Marks)
- List of prescribed books, films and regions - 2016 and 2017
- Instructions for selecting AS oral cards
- Past papers and marking schemes are available free of charge to teaching staff on our Secure Website.
Modifications to FN/GN/SN1 oral and FN/GN/SN2 mark schemes
Acting upon the guidance provided by Ofqual, WJEC has made modifications to the mark schemes for Communication (AO1/AO2) for the FN/GN/SN1 oral assessments and Understanding / Quality of Response (AO2) for the FN/GN/SN2 written paper which will take effect from the summer 2015 examination series.
Unit 1 Oral Examination
Centres conducting their own AS oral tests may open the topic cards 3 working days before the examination.
Unit 3 Oral Examination
Unit 3 Structured Discussion
The examiner will offer the candidate a choice of 2 cards at random. The candidate, without studying the cards, will decide which title they wish to prepare.
For further information, please contact:
Amanda Roberts - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5045
Candice Dempster - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5031
GCE French Examiners' Report Summer 2016Download
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.