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GCSEs in First Languages

GCSEs in First Languages

Secondary schools in Wokingham encourage students with English as an addtional language to take GCSEs in their first languages. This brings a range of educational and social benefits, including cognitive advantages, enhanced communication skills, raised self-esteem and motivation.

Newly arrived students, particularly those who have good literacy skills in their first language, find that they can attain very good grades at GCSE.

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Recently schools have entered students for GCSEs in the following first languages:

 

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General information and guidance documents

Below you will find various documents with information and guidance on first language GCSEs.

Click on the links below to open the documents.

AQA and Edexcel are now the only exam boards offering GCSEs in modern foreign languages.

Writing paper

Below you will find documents with information and guidance relating to the writing paper.

Click on the links below to open the documents. 

The writing examples documents include examples of students' writing of differing standards, with comments from examiners. NB These examples pre-date existing exam specifications.

Miscellaneous documents