GCSE Language is a misnomer. Any student of language at KS5 and above looks back on this qualification appalled. Gove removed the spoken langauge study. One third must fail the GCSE, even if their work would have been a pass the previous year, or the next, and their one year older or younger peers are enjoying the advantages of having passed. This means a grade no longest exists. Gove personally reintroduced this system from his 60s heyday. Gove personally removed the speaking and listening section from the GCSE. Gone are the 9 speaking and listening events needed to pass this section. A short single presentation in which the outcome doesn’t count is all that is left. What you are seeing is when a minister is allowed to personally interfere with the design of assessment based on personal views and with no understanding of the subject or how the theory of assessment works. And that is just one GCSE. All of them have similar issues, riven by the bigoted and uninformed views of Gove. GCSEs are not fit for purpose.