A webinar with Pearson Edexcel: Summer 2023 exams

Tuesday 24th January 2023

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Presentation slides (pdf)

ALL Webinar 24_1_23


ALL London organises webinars for the MFL community and this webinar, held in a Zoom room and also viewable on an unlisted YouTube stream, is open to all MFL teachers.  We hope that you will like us and want to join!

Where possible, most sessions are recorded and available for viewing later.


With Summer 2023 assessments on your minds, we wanted this opportunity to walk ALL members through some important aspects of the Pearson Edexcel assessments and the support we have on offer:

  • Preparing for GCSE and GCE Speaking exams
  • GCSE Paper 4 Writing ‘optionality’ amendment
  • Overview of the GCSE accessibility amendments for French, German and Spanish
  • Post-exam series support: grading, examiner reports etc
  • Introduction to our new Subject Advisor, Rebecca Waker
  • Introduction to our GCSE 2024 draft qualification and how you can find out more.


Sharon Czudak is a Senior Development Manager for MFL at Pearson Edexcel, where she has worked for 10 years. Her role encompasses the management of the research and development of all MFL qualifications, across GCSE and A level. You can contact her by email: sharon.czudak@pearson.com or follow the Pearson Edexcel MFL twitter handle: @PearsonMFLquals


Don’t forget to join ALL or renew your membership to ensure you have access to all the great member benefits!  https://www.all-languages.org.uk/join/

Chat Transcript

00:29:25 Rebecca Waker: Hi, I’m Rebecca Waker. Pearson Subject Advisor for MFL. I’ll try my best to answer your questions in the chat this evening. I used to teach Spanish and French.
00:31:06 Wanda Marshall: Yes! Do join! It’s great!
00:31:36 Rosemary: Evening everyone. I am a member of ALL and it is a brilliant organisation for language teachers
01:18:37 Ana Sánchez: Sorry, I am not sure if I have missed it, but am I right to think boundaries will not be lower than 2019 under no circumstances then?
01:18:47 Ana Sánchez: I meant harsher*
01:20:56 Rebecca Waker: The grade boundaries may be lower or higher, as with any other year. However, the proportion of students achieving each grade will be more generous than 2019 but lower than 2021.
01:23:05 Ana Sánchez: Thanks 🙂
01:26:59 Helen Myers: Decolonising the curriculum is a topic which is very close to our hearts., The next ALL London event on June 10th (probably at the French institute) will be focussing on this.
01:27:10 Rebecca Waker: Reacted to “Decolonising the cur…” with ❤️
01:30:00 Cathy F: Many thanks Sharon!
01:30:35 melani: many thanks very informative
01:30:37 Alice: Really useful. Thank you, I look forward to watching the walk throughs and reading through the links shared before my first every GCSE cohort this year. 🙂
01:30:44 Ana Sánchez: Thank you!
01:31:04 Ana Sánchez: Thank you!
01:31:05 Maria Trujillo: thanks a lot. Very useful and informative
01:31:20 Wanda Marshall: Many thanks, very useful!
01:31:57 Inma Alvarez: Thank you.
01:31:59 Liz Fotheringham: Thank you
01:32:13 Mounia Benzidane: Thank you
01:32:37 Mr Brown: Thank you all! Very informative.