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New amendments to Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Modern Languages assessments

22 June 2020

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new amendments to our GCSE (9-1) French, German and Spanish assessments, for which the changes will take effect in the summer 2021 exam series*.  

Students have been the complete focus of these amendments, which will improve all learners’ chances of success. The changes to our assessments will not affect day-to-day teaching; there’ll be no need to update schemes of work or lesson plans; but they will create a better exam experience for students.   

You can find out more about the changes we are making in our detailed letter and in our handy guide, both of which you can access below:

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Want to find out more about our amendments?

Watch Katy Lewis, Head of Modern Languages at Pearson Edexcel, introduce the new amendments to our French, Spanish and German assessment papers, effective from summer 2021.

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You can also find out more from our handy FAQs, put together by our subject advisor, Alistair Drewery.

* At the time of writing, this is subject to any possible changes that DfE may make to summer 2021 examinations in light of COVID-19.

Ofqual's summer 2021 exam changes

In August 2020, Ofqual confirmed there will be changes to the 2021 examination series due to the impact coronavirus has had on students’ education. Find out more about these changes and how they will affect you and your students. 


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