GCSE/A Level Home Language Accreditation

For the past six years the Home Language Accreditation Project (HoLA) has supported more than 800 young people across Sheffield to gain a GCSE or A Level qualification in their home language.

This work will continue and will be lead by King Edward VII School, Sheffield who will provide access to mock exams and co-ordinate speaking exams.  Students need to contact the Exams Officer at their own institution to be entered for the relevant language exam.  Schools/Colleges then need to contact (see below) Clare Allison who can advise further.

Clare Allison –  Languages Project Manager at King Edward VII School

callison@kes.sheffield.sch.uk

For information GCSEs are available in the following languages (you will notice that some languages are offered by more than one exam board):

Pearson/Edexcel Exam Board

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Edexcel International Examinations

  • Bangla
  • Hindi
  • Sinhala
  • Swahili
  • Tamil

AQA Exam Board

  • Bengali
  • Chinese (Mandarin only)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Polish
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

OCR Exam Board

  • Dutch (last examinations summer 2018)
  • Gujurati
  • Persian
  • Turkish