Following the Minister of Education’s announcement, on 6 January 2021, that all GCSE, AS and A2 exams due to take place in January, February, May and June will be cancelled, we are working to update our subject areas as soon as possible. In the meantime, should you have any queries, please email CCEA Helpline [email protected].

Please note: a Specification Addendum is in place for the 2020/2021 academic year for those candidates completing their course in Summer 2021. View Specification Addendum.


We would like to thank the pupils and staff of Royal School, Dungannon; St. Joseph's High School, Coalisland; Grosvenor Grammar School, Belfast and St Colman's College, Newry who very kindly agreed to allow us to film them as they prepared for these assessments.

The following aims to give both teachers and students guidance and support for formative Speaking and Listening activities which are part of the internally assessed component for GCSE English and English Language.