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: Approved WJEC GCSE French (for teaching from 2016)
WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE French 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.
For centres in England
Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC is developing a reformed GCSE 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 GCSE French webpage.
April 2015: GCSE (9-1) French Draft Specification
Through our Eduqas brand, we're offering GCSE (9-1) French for first teaching from September 2016. The draft specification and draft sample assessment materials have now been submitted to Ofqual and are available to view on the Eduqas website. The reformed qualifications have been developed for centres in England, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the independent sector in Wales.
Controlled Assessment Forms
Unitised Specifications - GCSE
Video explaining entry and re-sit rules for GCSE unitised specifications:
Unitised Specifications - GCSE video
It will be possible for pupils to sit the GCSE Listening examination as an (optional) on-screen test. For information about e-assessment, please contact Laura Crook at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 029 2026 5328.
Continuing Professional Development - Preparing to Teach (new specification)
The continuing professional development programme for the 2015-2016 academic year is now open for bookings.
- Instructions for submitting controlled assessments
- Raw / UMS grade boundaries
- GCSE - Important dates 2015-2016
- Examination Timetable 2015-2016
- Unitised GCSE in French
- Linear GCSE in French for assessment from 2014
- Exemplification of Key Skills
Specimen Assessment Materials
Teacher Guidance Notes
Please note that a pro forma for noting advice given to candidates during the preparation period for the controlled assessments will not be provided. Teachers will not have to record and send this advice.
- Controlled Assessment Speaking - Task Bank 2013
- Controlled Assessment Speaking - Task Bank 2011
- Controlled Assessment Writing - Task Bank
- Controlled Assessment Speaking Mark Scheme
- Controlled Assessment Writing Mark Scheme
Past papers and marking schemes are available free of charge to teaching staff on our Secure Website.
For further information, please contact:
Amanda Roberts - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5045
Candice Dempster - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5031
GCSE French Examiners' Report Summer 2015Download
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.