April 2023 Languages Update | Pearson qualifications

April 2023 Languages Update

Dear colleagues,

I hope you’ve had a positive term and enjoy a relaxing Spring break.

Please remember you can get in touch with me via email, social media or booking an appointment to speak to me. All the relevant links are at the bottom of this update.

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Pearson Languages Qualifications Support groups

I’d like to invite you to join the newly created Pearson Languages Qualifications Support groups on LinkedIn and Facebook. They have been created as spaces where I can share updates and resources and you can ask questions of me and of colleagues in other schools teaching our qualifications.



Speaking Windows

We publish our speaking windows in advance so that centres can prepare. Whilst we aim to keep as close to the previous series as possible these dates are subject to change year on year, so please ensure you check our published dates before making your arrangements.

Summer 2023 (all qualifications)

International Qualifications November 2023 and January 2024


Speaking Exam Training Videos

Summer 2023 Series Update

I have put together the following video and handout with all the key updates you might need for the Summer 2023 GCSE and A Level exams.

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Summer 2023 Updates
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Vacancy - Chair of Examiners GCSE Greek

The Chair of Examiners is responsible to Pearson for maintaining standards in a subject or group of subjects across different syllabi and methods of assessment from year to year. Pearson is currently recruiting for a Chair of Examiners for Edexcel GCSE Award Greek Language.

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GCSE French, Spanish and German 2024

If you haven’t taken a look at our plans yet you can use the link below find out everything you need to know. 

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We also have a handy document to help you understand how our qualifications stand apart

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Language is more than words

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Mapping of our draft French vocabulary to the KS3 NCELP vocabulary

The purpose of this spreadsheet is to help you see how the KS3 NCELP vocabulary lists and the draft Pearson Edexcel GCSE French lists overlap and where the content differs, in order to support KS3 and KS4 planning.

It is important to note that the GCSE lists used are taken from the first draft submitted to Ofqual and we have since identified changes and additions. We will update this support material, once our Specification is accredited.

Mapping of our draft French vocabulary to the KS3 NCELP vocabulary


Ofqual Student Guide

This guide provides you with information about this year’s arrangements for qualifications regulated by Ofqual. It also explains what support is in place when taking exams and assessments.

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