Relaunch English Language learning with GCSE (9-1) English Language 2.0 (Lift)

15 March 2021

Introducing our newly-accredited Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9–1) English Language 2.0 for first teaching in 2021.

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After listening to feedback from the English teaching community last year, we recognised that a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to English Language doesn’t equally suit the needs, interests and progression of all students.   

We consulted with English Language teachers in developing a brand-new GCSE, which will motivate and engage students to equip themselves with lifelong skills and enable progression to further academic or vocational study and employment. 

Our newly-accredited Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9–1) English Language 2.0, for first teaching in 2021, provides: 

  • an engaging choice of contemporary texts, relatable modern themes and writing tasks to motivate students following a less traditionally literary pathway through their English studies   
  • real-world, applicable content providing a strong foundation for further academic or vocational pathways    
  • equally-weighted papers of 80 marks (50%) each  
  • a functional 19th-century non-fiction text element requiring no co-teaching of literature  
  • a fresh, new English Language course to motivate students required to re-sit. 

Take a look at the documents below to get started:

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We'll also be providing:

  • mapping documents from other awarding bodies  
  • a scheme of work and one- and two-year planners
  • an anthology of unseen texts for Paper 1 and Paper 2, covering fiction and non-fiction  
  • a comprehensive programme of online training and network events  
  • 1:1 support from an English specialist. 
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