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NCELP HUB NETWORK MFL BRIEFING: Understanding the new subject content for GCSE French, German and Spanish with Dr Rachel Hawkes

Format: online

Timings: 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Dates: Wednesday 9th March 2022

Audience: Hub Teachers from the former NCELP Hub Network

Cost: free

On 14 January, the Department for Education confirmed changes to the French, German and Spanish GCSEs, in line with the 2016 MFL Pedagogy Review recommendations and 2021 Ofsted research review. The revised GCSEs are for first teaching from September 2024, with first exams in summer 2026.


As Hub teachers from the former NCELP Hub network you are warmly invited to a briefing led by Rachel Hawkes on understanding the new subject content for GCSE French, German and Spanish. This FREE online event will develop understanding of the GCSE changes and draw out their implications for teaching and assessment, answering key questions and providing a springboard for any curriculum and pedagogy development planning. 


Attendees will be provided with a detailed overview of the new subject content for GCSE French, German and Spanish.

The foci for the session will be:

  • the background and rationale for the changes
  • the main similarities and differences between the current (2015) and the new (2022) GCSE Subject Content documents
  • the implications for teaching and assessment
  • answers to key questions to inform curriculum development planning going forward.

This briefing will offer an invaluable opportunity for teachers to engage in relevant discussions and return to school with practical knowledge to guide their next steps.

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