Our decision on grading standards in GCSE modern foreign language subjects.

Documents

Grading standards in GCSE French, German and Spanish

Ref: Ofqual 19/6557/1PDF, 1.05MB, 61 pages

Inter-subject comparability: statistical evidence report

Ref: Ofqual 19/6557/4PDF, 1.21MB, 41 pages

Evaluating the impact of the introduction of reformed GCSE MFL assessments in 2018

Ref: Ofqual 19/6557/2PDF, 2.31MB, 82 pages

Recent trends in modern foreign language exam entries in anglophone countries

Ref: Ofqual 19/6557/3PDF, 1.87MB, 21 pages

Investigating standards in GCSE French, German and Spanish through the lens of the CEFR

Ref: Ofqual 19/6559/1PDF, 2.94MB, 107 pages

Investigating standards in GCSE French, German and Spanish through the lens of the CEFR - Appendices

Ref: Ofqual 19/6559/2PDF, 22MB, 137 pages

Awarder and stakeholder surveys on GCSE MFL performance standards

Ref: Ofqual 19/6560PDF, 966KB, 27 pages

Details

These documents present our research, analysis and decision on work undertaken on GCSE grading standards in modern foreign language qualifications, in response to claims that they are more severely graded than other GCSE subjects.

Published 5 November 2019