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French GCE A/AS

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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.

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.

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Grade Boundaries (UMS / Raw Marks)

Continuing Professional Development - Preparing to Teach (new specification)

The continuing professional development programme for the 2015-2016 academic year is now open for bookings.

Key Resources

General Info

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.

FN/GN/SN1 oral mark scheme

FN/GN/SN2 mark scheme

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
E-mail: amanda.roberts@wjec.co.uk

Candice Dempster - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5031
E-mail: candice.dempster@wjec.co.uk

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GCE French Examiners' Report Summer 2015

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2015 Principal Examiners' Report, providing feedback on the Summer 2015 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.

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