Timtable links 2018 | Languages Update Aug 2017 | Pearson qualifications

Links to the 2018 timetables and oral windows

Tue Oct 24 12:10:47 UTC 2017

Discover the dates for the 2018 and oral windows for all Pearson-Edexcel language qualifications and gain easy access to the 2018 timetables.

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UK and International timetable documents are available for all the qualifications that we offer.

View the 2018 timetables

You’ll note that dates of the orals don’t appear in the timetable documents as they are considered ‘non-exam assessments’. These are, however, available in the 2018 Edexcel Information manual and are shown in the grid below.

Access the 2018 Edexcel Information manual

Please take care to click on the ‘International centres’ or ‘UK centres’ tab when accessing these documents from the website. Orals for each language and qualification should take place on one day within the specified dates or over consecutive days if your centre has larger cohorts.

Latest or legacy units?

Legacy (previous specification) French, German and Spanish AS and A2 units will be offered in summer 2018 as final 'resit only' units. All students entering for French, German or Spanish AS or A levels for the first time must take the latest qualifications.

Legacy AS Chinese, Italian and Russian units will be offered either for those resitting them or for those taking the full legacy A level in the summer in a linear fashion (combining AS with A2 in one sitting). Students who started study from this September and who want an AS qualification in 2018 for Chinese, Italian and Russian must take the new AS qualification. Summer 2018 will be the last time that the legacy A level will be available in these three languages (although a 'resit only opportunity will be offered in 2019).

AS and A level?

It is also important to note that the latest AS qualifications are no longer an integral part of the 2016 & 2017 specification A levels and, therefore, that those wishing to take one of these A levels do not need to sit the linked AS.

2018 oral windows

Language Dates
GCSE Arabic, Greek, Japanese & Russian   7 March to 15 May, 2018 
GCSE Chinese, Italian & Urdu

Controlled Assessments*

*There is no window for these legacy GCSEs – Assessments can take place at any time during the delivery programme but must be submitted to the allocated moderator by 15 May, 2018   

GCSE French German & Spanish (2016 specification) 9 April to 15 May, 2018

AS & A level French, German & Spanish (2016 specification)

AS Chinese, Italian & Russian (2017 spec.)

AS & A level Urdu (2008 spec.)

9 April to 15 May, 2018
A level & AS (Legacy)  9 April to 15 May, 2018
International AS & A level
  • 13 November - 15 December 2017 (for January 2018 series)
  • 9 April to 15 May, 2018 (for June 2018 series)
International GCSE Chinese, French, German & Spanish

15 March to the last date of the written exams

  • International GCSE Chinese (15 March to 21 May, 2018)
  • International GCSE French (15 March to 15 May, 2018)
  • International GCSE German (15 March to 18 June, 2018)
  • International GCSE Spanish (15 March to 6 June, 2018)


International GCSE English (2nd language) 15 April to 14 June, 2018

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