GCSE Bengali

  • Teaching from: September 2017
  • Exams from: June 2019
  • Specification code: 8638
  • QAN code: 603/1130/7

We’ve worked closely with teachers in developing our new specification and taken this opportunity to refresh and modernise the language content.

To support you and your students, we’ve taken a fresh approach to the structure of the specification by introducing some new aspects, whilst keeping some familiar topics. Students studying GCSE Bengali will be tested in listening, reading, speaking and writing and will develop transferable language skills, which can be used for further study or the world of work.


Specification at a glance

Sample papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources



Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources



Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources



Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 3 June 2019 Exam for GCSE Bengali Paper 4 (new) (8638/WF)
    Series: June 2019
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h
  • 3 June 2019 Exam for GCSE Bengali Paper 4 (new) (8638/WH)
    Series: June 2019
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h 15m

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I believe AQA has worked diligently to digest the regulatory requirements and develop a specification that is fit for purpose to suit the needs of UK students.

Leigh Milkamanavicius, Director of Languages, Walsall Academy

Leigh Milkamanavicius

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Email: mfl@aqa.org.uk