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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: Approved WJEC GCSE Spanish (for teaching from 2016)

WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE Spanish 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. The sample assessment materials will be published shortly.

For centres in England

Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC is developing a reformed GCSE 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 GCSE Spanish webpage.

Latest News

April 2015: GCSE (9-1) Spanish 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.

Eduqas website >

Controlled Assessment Forms

Controlled Assessment Writing - Pro formas

Mark Sheet - Structured Conversation

Mark Sheet - Presentation and Discussion

Continuing Professional Development - Preparing to Teach (new specification)

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

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 laura.crook@wjec.co.uk or telephone 029 20265 328.

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Specimen Assessment Materials

Teacher Guidance Notes

Examiners' Reports

Other Resources

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.

Past papers and marking schemes are available free of charge to teaching staff on our Secure Website.

For further information, please contact:

Karl Sage - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5124
E-mail: karl.sage@wjec.co.uk

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

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GCSE Spanish 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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