A new specification is in development for first assessment in summer 2017, November 2017 and going forwards. (The November exam series from November 2017 are for students who were at least 16 on the preceding 31 August.) See our draft GCSE English Language 2015 specification.
For the website texts, please note that it is only necessary to study the homepage of the websites.Tasks and themed texts for both 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 assessment are both available on this page. Please ensure that you study the correct task and themed texts for the academic year in which you intend to submit your marks: 2013-2014 (November 2013, summer 2014 and November 2014): Children's Literature; Online Social Networking2014-2015 (summer 2015 and November 2015):Pets; Attractions
For each theme, centres are provided with three digital texts and three paper texts. As stated in the specification, the digital texts should be studied onscreen. However, in response to centre feedback, we have provided printable versions for those digital texts that do not otherwise print easily.Please note that the content will be the same across the digital and printable versions, but the format may differ slightly.Centres must be aware that if opting for a digital text, the live assessment must be viewed onscreen.
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