Edexcel GCSE English (2010)

This qualification has no more assessment opportunities. Please visit the English Language (2015) or English Literature (2015) qualfication pages.

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Students of our Edexcel GCSE in English will develop their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in order to communicate and express themselves effectively and creatively, drawing on a range of texts to connect ideas, themes and issues.  

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Edexcel GCSE English 2010 specification
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General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
Level 1/2
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Our Edexcel GCSE in English has been through a four-year pilot, which means we’ve learnt directly from the classroom experiences of around 6,000 students. The specification lets you teach new texts and approaches alongside the more traditional and familiar, so your students can study texts that are relevant to them while developing their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. 

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Please ensure you study the correct task and themed texts for the academic year in which you intend to submit your marks:

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