Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish webpage.
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
available to book.
- List of prescribed books, films and regions - 2015 and 2016
- 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.
SN1 - from 2012 there will be two pictures on oral cards A1-3 and B1-3 in line with French and German.
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:
Karl Sage - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5124
Candice Dempster - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5031
GCE Spanish 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.