Resit available for Edexcel Certificate in English Language in summer 2017
On 11 May 2015, we announced the withdrawal of our Edexcel Certificate in English Language after the summer 2016 exam series, following confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) that only reformed GCSEs will count in performance tables from summer 2017.
However, on 28 June the DfE announced that due to Ofqual’s decision to give post-16 students a final opportunity to re-sit the current GCSEs in English, English language and mathematics in summer 2017:
“we will also apply these same rules for to IGCSEs and equivalent level 1/level 2 certificates counting towards the EBacc measure. This will mean that IGCSE and equivalent level 1/level 2 re-sits throughout the 2016/17 academic year will also be approved for teaching under the 16-19 Maths and English condition of funding, and resulting achievements will count towards the new progress measure.”
In 2016 to 2017, IGCSEs and equivalent Level 1/2 certificates in English and maths counting towards the ebacc measure will continue to be:
- approved for teaching under the condition of funding for English and maths for learners aged 16 to 18 funded by the EFA
- English and maths legal entitlements for learners aged 19 and above funded by the SFA.
In light of this news, we will be offering a resit opportunity for the Edexcel Certificate in English Language in summer 2017.
This will be for resit students only. Please see the FAQs below for more information.