Consultation on the Removal of Speaking and Listening Assessment from GCSE English and GCSE English Language

This consultation is about the removal of speaking and listening from the grading of English and English language GCSE qualifications.

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The consultation is available to view online using the navigation on the left of this page or below this text.

Alternatively you can download a copy of the consultation document in PDF format [PDF, 433KB].

There is also a version in Word format that you can fill in and send back to us.

The equality analysis of this consultation is also available to download [PDF, 299KB].

The deadline for responses to this consultation was Friday, 7th June 2013.

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    1. [...] This consultation is about GCSE English and GCSE English language. We want to make changes to the way in which the speaking and listening component of the qualification contributes to a student’s overall result, and the way in which achievement in speaking and listening is reported. We are proposing that performance in speaking and listening will no longer contribute to the overall mark and grade achieved by a student. Instead, results will be calculated from the other component parts of the qualification.  [...]

    2. Rosie says:

      I strongly disagree with this proposal and believe the moderation of Speaking and Listening should be improved, rather than scrapping such an important life skill from being recognised at GCSE.

    3. Jack says:

      I have this year gone through the process of doing speaking and listening exams. To say that they should no longer be a part of the final grade is insulting to the hard work that we put in to work at school and is removing an important life skill from a core subject.

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