There are changes to this qualification based on the outcomes of the Ofqual consultation on NEA arrangements for summer 2022. The changes are designed to reduce the pressure on teachers and students in the 2021/22 academic year, and to safeguard against ongoing public health concerns. Please read this information alongside the specification.
Ofqual have confirmed that for summer 2022:
Although there is no requirement for teachers to submit a sample of video recordings for monitoring in summer 2022, you will still need to keep secure records of students’ assessment outcomes, should we need to refer to them.
You can use the spoken language record forms to do this, or you can keep your own equivalent records.
Students must still complete all components (01, 02 and 04) to be awarded the GCSE (9-1) in English Language in summer 2022. For 2022 only, we have removed code J351/03 (repository moderation for the spoken language endorsement).
For summer 2022 the spoken language endorsement will not be externally monitored by OCR.
Centres do not need to submit a sample of video recordings for monitoring, but you will still need to keep a written record of assessment outcomes for the endorsement.
Centres still need to submit the OCR NEA centre declaration form to indicate that all students have been given the opportunity to undertake the spoken language endorsement. This form is being updated for use in 2022.
All students taking GCSE English Language in summer 2022 must be entered for all three components.
For 2022 only, we have removed code J351/03 (repository moderation for spoken language).
OCR’s team of expert subject advisors has created videos, webinars, and other resources to guide you through these changes and help you prepare your students for their exams in summer 2022.
You can contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @OCR_English or call on 01223 553998.