Your guide to the new specifications
Q: What are the main changes for GCSE Languages?
The government has made changes to make the UK education system more competitive internationally by raising learning standards across the whole range of subjects. The new GCSEs will also allow a clearer distinction between the ability levels of students at the top end of the spectrum.
new GCSE Languages, first taught from September 2016, will be first examined in 2018.
se see here for subject content and assessment objectives for modern foreign language GCSEs for teaching from 2016. Generally, the key changes recommended by the DFE are:
Q: Are there new resources available for the new GCSE?
We have published resources for AQA GCSE French, German and Spanish and the Student Books and Kerboodle Books have been approved by AQA. You can see samples, sign up for a free trial of Kerboodle and order Evaluation Packs from our website.
Tricolore 4 has been revised for all the new French GCSE specifications. As well as a revised Student Book, Teacher Guide and Examination Grammar in Action Workbooks, there is supporting assessment content for AQA, Edexcel, WJEC and Eduqas on the accompanying Kerboodle course. View it here.
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