Languages

Listening and reading tiered examinations for GCSE Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Urdu
Centres teaching GCSE languages may delay decisions on a candidate’s tier of entry for listening and reading, but it must be confirmed before the exam.

Clarification of misleading admin instructions in 2012 GCSE language specifications
Regrettably, our new 2012 GCSE language specifications include certain forms from the original 2009 version, which are now outdated.

Any questions about special requirements?
If you have any questions about a languages student with special requirements, please visit the Special requirements area of our website.

AS and A level Psychology from 2015 launch events
Our face-to-face launch events are for Psychology teachers and Heads of Psychology who want to find out more about our new specifications for first teaching from September 2015.

GCSE Controlled Assessment Submission Deadline 2015
The submission date for Unit 2 and 4 controlled assessments for GCSE Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Urdu is 15 May, 2015.

Crucial guidance for GCSE Arabic, Greek, Japanese and Russian speaking units
Watch our video for key information about arranging and preparing for GCSE orals in Arabic, Greek, Japanese and Russian.

Accreditation update for Edexcel GCSE 2016 French, German and Spanish
We've postponed some of our summer launch events due to a delay in accreditation of these qualifications.

New draft specifications for GCE French, German and Spanish (2016) now available
The new draft Pearson Edexcel GCE AS and A level qualifications in French, German and Spanish (9-1) specifications and SAMs for first teaching from September 2016 have now been submitted to Ofqual for accreditation.

Specimen papers now available
We've published specimen papers for GCSE German (2016), GCSE French (2016) and GCSE Spanish (2016).

Extra practice cards for speaking now available
We've published secure extra practice cards for role play and picture-based task for both tiers for GCSE French (2016), GCSE German (2016) and GCSE Spanish (2016)

Important information regarding reformed GCSE (9-1), AS and A level speaking tests
Important information regarding opening of stimulus cards for the speaking assessment.

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