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French GCSE (from 2016)

We have developed a reformed GCSE French qualification, approved by Qualifications Wales, for teaching from 2016. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in Wales.

For centres in England, please visit the Eduqas website.

The window of assessment runs from 1 April 2020 to 15 May 2020 not 23 March to 8 May 2020 as previously cited. The online Examination Timetables and Internal Assessment Deadlines document has been updated and is available here.

Please see circular 22 for further information; the circular was sent to centres in September 2019.


This subject uses e-submission for the submission of candidate work to WJEC for moderated or assessed units/components. For more information and guidance on the process please visit the e-submission webpage.

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Spelling reforms in French

WJEC examining teams are aware of the new spelling reforms in French and would like to reassure teachers and candidates that both the new and existing French language spelling conventions will be accepted in candidates' written work.

WJEC examining teams will use the new spelling conventions when writing the reformed GCSE, AS and A level French examinations, for first assessment in 2017 (AS) and 2018 (GCSE and A level); however, we do not expect to amend spelling in extracts from authentic sources.

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Our French subject specialists are on hand to answer any of your queries.

Subject Officer

Amanda Roberts
029 2240 4295
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Subject Support Officer

Candice Dempster
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Subject Support Officer

Claire Williams
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GCSE French Examiners' Report Summer 2019

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The Summer 2019 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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