In April this year, Ofqual, put forward a proposal that the marks for Speaking and Listening should no longer contribute to the overall grade for GCSEs in English and English Language. A public consultation was held and, having analysed the responses, Ofqual has now announced its decision.
The announcement, and the accompanying documentation, can be found on the Ofqual website.
Ofqual has stated that skills in Speaking and Listening will still be assessed and will be reported separately on the GCSE certificate.
We understand that centres will be concerned about the implications of this decision and we will support you through these changes.
You can find more details on the document below: