GCSE and A Level
OCR’s GCSE Language suite offers your
students the freedom to choose the topics
they speak and write about, across eight
This choice means that your students will be more
motivated as they can talk / write about something they
are interested in. There is also a short course option
that allows your students to study just two of the four
language components: speaking and listening or reading
Over 75% of students who sat OCR GCSE Language
qualifications in 2010 achieved grades of A* to C.
As well as our French, German and Spanish qualifications
we also offer: Dutch, Gujarati, Persian, Portuguese, and
Turkish with exams in all four skills. If your students are
interested in ancient languages then they can choose
from Biblical Hebrew, Classical Greek and Latin.
OCR main* GCSE Languages at a glance:
l Flexibility in the controlled assessment task means that
60% of the assessment can be completed at any time
during the course
l Freedom to choose any speaking and writing topic
l Updated topics for reading and listening that reflect
changes in teaching and learning techniques
l Continuity of a two tier structure for Reading and
l Short course option in reading and writing or listening
and speaking so students can concentrate on their
l Easier to submit speaking recordings to OCR for
moderation using the OCR Repository, our secure
Comprehensive support including specimen papers,
guides to Controlled Assessment, schemes of work,
FAQs and INSET.
* French, German and Spanish
A Level Languages
OCR’s A Level Language specifications are
designed to give your students the chance to
excel in all aspects of their language learning,
preparing them for more advanced studies
and language-related careers.
As well as being able to communicate confidently, clearly
and effectively, students will develop an awareness
and understanding of the contemporary society and
cultural background of countries where the language is
OCR A Level Languages at a glance:
l Broad-based topic coverage
l Varied tasks types
l Clear progression from AS to A2 and beyond
l Develops versatile communication skills transferable to
real world situations
l Encourages independent research of topics
l Rewards students for using the language to present
viewpoints, develop and defend arguments
l Supports breadth and depth of study.
Support and training
We provide everything you need to teach our Language
specifications with confidence and to ensure your
students get as much as possible from our qualifications.
l Wide range of support materials
l Active Results
l Published Resources
l Languages online community
l Regional OCR Cluster Groups
l Dedicated Language Experts
l Free eBooks (for A Levels)
To find out more
Phone: 01223 553998
OCR customer contact centre
Telephone 024 76 851509
Facsimile 024 76 851633
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