Specification at a glance

The GCSE Polish specification requires students to complete four units in the following skill areas: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. The requirements for each unit can be found in the table below.

This specification is only available for assessment in the June series.

There are no previous learning requirements. 

For assessments and subject awards after June 2013 there is a requirement that 100% of the assessment is terminal.

Polish
Unit 1 Listening
46851
Unit 2 Reading
46852
Unit 3 Speaking
46853
Unit 4 Writing
46854

Examination
25% weighting

Examination
25% weighting

Examination
25% weighting
Examination
25% weighting

45 minutes
(+ 5 minutes reading time)

1 hour
 

10-12 minutes 1 hour
Combines with Unit 3 to form short course GCSE in Polish: spoken language Combines with Unit 4 to form short course GCSE in Polish: written language Combines with Unit 1 to form short course GCSE in Polish: spoken language Combines with Unit 2 to
form short course GCSE in Polish: written language
A range of question types based on pre-recorded spoken material in Polish A range of question types based on written material in Polish Students attend one session consisting of two sections Students required to
write in Polish in response to three questions