French: I agree with the comment on the writing marks - I was surprised at the candidates grades. Higher than expected when one candidate who was quite pedestrian in what they wrote got the same mark as a candidate who was far mor creatives and showed a better understanding of the language. Speaking marks seem to be the same and reading and listening we as expected based on past papers. So, in spite of the surprises on the higher papers it was ok in the end. I was pleased with the results our students got - though was surprised about the wriitng.