Changes for 2022

Because of the ongoing impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are some changes to how GCSE English Language will be assessed in 2022.

These changes are for 2022 only.

What you need to know

  • Changes to Spoken Language endorsement
  • No change to written exams
  • Advance information on exams is available

Changes to Spoken Language (NEA) 8700/C

For the 2022 exam series, you do not need to submit a sample of audio-visual recordings of Spoken Language endorsements.

The Spoken Language assessment can be conducted by the teacher at any time during the course, and by virtual means. It can also take place in front of a single teacher who represents an ‘audience’.

You’ll still need to submit a Centre Declaration Sheet as normal.

No change to written exams

There are no planned changes to our GCSE English Language written exams.

Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be exactly the same as they have been in previous series.

There are no modifications to the style and format of the question papers or the mark schemes.

Advance information on exams

To help students focus their exam preparation, we have released advance information on what exams will cover.

The advance information on GCSE English Language is available to view.

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