In 2017-18 major changes were made to external examination structures for languages.  This paper describes the changes and some of their implications, identifies key messages to share with colleagues and parents and suggests actions for individual teachers and departments.

This briefing has been prepared by volunteers from the Association for Language Learning (ALL) Council and is for the benefit of ALL members.  Opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily constitute the policy of the Association for Language Learning (ALL).

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