How GCSE and A-level grades are going to be awarded in 2020

England has already announced how GCSE and A-level grades are going to be awarded this year. Listen to this report to find out more:


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Further info:

Exam regulator unveils GCSE and A-level plans for coronavirus crisis

Speaking points: 

  • How do you feel about this decision? Can you weigh the pros and cons? 
  • In your view, how are grades going to be awarded in Spain to primary school pupils? To secondary students? 
  • Could these measures be applied to students sitting the EBAU/EVAU exams this year? 


Listening-Equality, diversity and inclusion (C2)

Listen to these clips and for each question, choose the best answer (a, b or c)

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MFL teachers in the UK complaining about GCSE exams

Modern Foreign Language (MFL) teachers in the UK have recently complained to the exams regulator in England, Ofqual, about the excessive difficulty of language GCSE and A-level exams. You can listen to the news report to know more about this: