GCSE English Language

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Summer 2021: Materials to support Centre-Determined Grades now available

Please note, this information is for centres delivering Qualifications Wales approved WJEC GCSE, AS and A levels (Wales).

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NEA Update: For the latest information on NEA assessments in 2021 – click here

This briefing outlines the adaptations and key dates surrounding the summer 2021 exam series for WJEC GCSE English Language. You can watch the full briefing on YouTube and download the full PowerPoint presentation as well as the accompanying Q&A report.

Recording date: 4th September 2020

All texts in the examination will be ‘unseen’, that is, learners will not have studied the examination texts during the course. GCSE English Language will focus primarily on the functional aspects of language.

The term ‘functional’ here should be considered in the broad sense of providing learners with the skills and abilities they need to take active and responsible roles in their communities, everyday life, the workplace and in educational settings.

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Discover FREE Digital Resources!

 

Unlock your learners’ potential with an impressive range of FREE digital resources, teaching tools and materials.

 

View Resources

Access a collection of interactive units that bring together a number of elements including general data, exam questions, their marking schemes and examiner comments, which will lead you through a review of exam questions.

 

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Our Assessment Resources are sets of questions based on specific themes, topics or skills within the qualification. They are optional resources (their use is not mandatory) which have been created to assist teachers in assessing learners in summer 2021. We recommend that you use the Mapping Grid provided initially to help you find appropriate Assessment Resources. Our Mapping Grid has been designed for you to view, at a glance, the content and assessment objectives covered in each Assessment Resource, and then download the relevant Assessment Resource.
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There are no events currently scheduled for this qualification. 

 

Our annual programme is published and open for bookings during the summer term. Sign up for the latest updates here.

 

Materials from previous courses can be found on the Secure website and/or under the Materials tab.

 

If you need further information or support, please contact our Professional Learning Team via cpd@wjec.co.uk.

Materials from previous courses can be found on the Secure website.

 

If you need further information or support, please contact our Professional Learning Team via cpd@wjec.co.uk.

TeachMeet - Reading Resilience: Introducing Strategies through Early Modern English - Student Resource

 

GCSE English Language - Qualification Overview

 

GCSE English Language - how to mark like an examiner

 

 

Developing English Language

 

Webinar: Teaching the novel and unseen prose

 

Webinar: Teaching grammar

 

Webinar: Cognitive acceleration

 

To view a webinar you will need:

  • An up to date browser, such as Internet Explorer 8 (or later)
  • Adobe Connect and an Adobe plug-in installed
  • Use this link to download the software needed

(Please contact your IT Technician if you do not have the rights for your PC to install software)

 

If you need further information or support, please contact our Professional Learning Team via cpd@wjec.co.uk.

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