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Ofqual decision on GCSE English and English Language: November 2014 retakes only
On March 5, Ofqual announced that November entries for GCSE English, English Language and Mathematics will be restricted to retake candidates from 2014.

Update on 'Progress 8' affecting GCSE English Literature
On 6 January 2014, the Department for Education published an update on Progress 8 measure and reforms to secondary school accountability framework.

New entry codes for GCSE English and GCSE English Language
We have changed the entry codes for GCSE English and English Language, following the removal of marks for speaking and listening.

Changes to speaking and listening in GCSE English and English Language
Ofqual has announced that speaking and listening assessments will stop counting towards final grades in GCSE English and English Language from summer 2014.

GCSE English and English Language: ordering texts for 5EH01
In response to feedback, we’re making it easier to get paper copies of the print texts for GCSE English and English Language Unit 1 'English Today' (5EH01).

GCSE English and English Language controlled assessment task cycle
Following guidance from Ofqual, the controlled assessment task cycle for GCSE English and English Language will run by calendar year.

Update on GCSE English Language Unit 5EN3A: The Spoken Language
For GCSE English Language Unit 5EN3A, 'The Spoken Language', you must use recordings and transcripts of spontaneous (rather than scripted) spoken language.

Guidance on notes length for GCSE controlled assessments
From September 2013, students may have access to no more than two A4 pages of notes during the task-taking phase of GCSE controlled assessments.

Spoken language endorsement
Ofqual has announced some changes to speaking assessments for GCSE English and English Language.

Spoken language endorsement: inter-board guidance
Pearson, in collaboration with all the relevant awarding bodies, has produced an outline of the requirements of the GCSE English Language endorsed component covering Spoken Language.

New specimen papers for GCSE English Language (2015)
We've published two additional sets of GCSE English Language (2015) specimen papers in response to feedback from teachers.

New specimen papers for GCSE English Literature (2015)
We've published two additional sets of GCSE English Literature (2015) specimen papers in response to feedback from teachers.

New specimen papers for GCSE English Language post-16 resits
We've published two additional sets of specimen papers for GCSE English Language post-16 resits in response to feedback from teachers.

Join us at your free local summer network event
Our termly local networks are an opportunity for you to get together to share good practice with colleagues, and meet our English team.

Join us at your free local summer network event
Our termly local networks are an opportunity for you to get together to share good practice with colleagues, and meet our English team.

English Language mocks marking training available
This training provides an opportunity for you to look at student responses to specimen papers.

English Literature mocks marking training available
This training provides an opportunity for you to look at student responses to specimen papers.

Secure mock exam papers available
This training provides an opportunity for you to look at student responses to specimen papers.

Mocks marking training materials available
We have provided a selection of real student mock scripts marked by senior examiners.

Amendments to GCSE (9-1) English Language Paper 2 (1EN0-02)
We have recently made some small changes to our English Language Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing which come into effect in the summer 2019 examinations.

GCSE autumn network events available to book now
Details on our GCSE autumn network events which are available to book now

A level autumn network events available to book now
Information on A level autumn network events which are available to book now.

Amendment to the GCSE Poetry Anthology: Relationships Collection
We have made an amendment to the GCSE Poetry Anthology: Relationships Collection 1st Date – She and 1st Date – He by Wendy Cope (p.14)

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