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Subject update | 31 May 2024

2025 speaking windows confirmed

The prescribed speaking window dates for centres to conduct their Modern Foreign Language oral assessments have now been confirmed for the May/June 2025 series.

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May/June 2025 speaking windows

Qualification Speaking window
GCSE
(Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Gujarati, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu)
9th April - 14th May 2025
A level
(Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish)
9th April - 14th May 2025
International A/AS levels
(French, German and Spanish)
This qualification is only available in international centres.
9th April - 14th May
International GCSE
(Chinese, French, German, Spanish, English as a Second Language 4ES2 (New specification))
24th March - 2nd June

International GCSE
(English as a Second Language 4ES1 (Old specification), Swahili)

The speaking test is optional for these qualifications.

24th March - 16th May 2025
Please note, the following Pearson Edexcel qualifications do not feature a speaking test:
  • A level: Arabic, Gujarati, Greek, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Turkish and Urdu
  • International GCSE: Arabic (first language), Bangla, Greek (first language), Sinhala and Tamil
  • International A level*: Arabic and Greek

*only available in international centres

Submitting speaking assessments

All speaking recordings should be submitted via our online Learner Work Transfer (LWT) platform within 2 working days of completing the oral examinations for that language qualification in your centre.

If completing your speaking assessments on a Friday, for example, you would therefore need to submit them via LWT by the end of the following Tuesday. This enables us to ensure that assessments are allocated to our examiners throughout the window and avoids the marking of speaking assessments impacting on the marking of other language qualification components.

Guidance on submitting assessments via LWT is available on our website.

LWT guidance PowerPoint and recorded training for language qualifications

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