August 2023 Citizenship Studies subject update | Pearson qualifications

August 2023 Citizenship Studies subject update

21 August 2023

Welcome to your Pearson Edexcel Citizenship Studies August 2023 subject update!

Hello colleagues,

I hope you have had a fantastic, restful summer so far!  GCSE Results Day is finally upon us; for students, teachers, school staff, parents and carers, this is an incredibly important day and a culmination of countless hours of hard work!  

Within this subject update, I've collated useful information and guidance documents to support you with results day and beyond. Please do get in touch with me if you have any queries or I can help with anything over this period.  

Best wishes, 

Susan Currey

Citizenship Studies Subject Advisor 

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If you have any questions, then please do contact me:

☎ Call: 0344 463 2535

✉ Email: TeachingCitizenship@pearson.com

💻 Book a Teams meeting with me: https://bit.ly/3rEVLx8

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Results support available

Getting Ready for Results Day

For further information about results days and post-results services, please read my 'Getting Ready for Results Day' subject update which includes information about:

  • Results day: key dates
  • Results day: results documents
  • Grade boundaries
  • Availability of Summer 2023 Question Papers, Mark Schemes and Examiner Reports
  • ResultsPlus
  • Access to scripts
  • Post-results services
  • Appeals

Getting Ready for Results Day update


Key dates

Date Activity
24 August Results Day for GCSE and International GCSE
29 August Examiners' reports released (GCSE, International GCSE)
28 September Deadline for Review of marking and moderation (GCSE, A level and International GCSE) 
15 December End of 'Access to Scripts' window

Guidance documents

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This guide is designed for students, parents and carers and provides information about what to expect on results day and where to find further support if needed.

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This short post-results support guide is designed to help you find the information you need to understand and analyse your students’ results, and what you can do if you have any queries about grading or marking.  

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This guide explains the approach all exam boards have taken to grading for summer 2023 exams, explaining the progress of setting grade boundaries and reviewing quality of student work.  


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We wrote to users in June advising that we have added an additional layer of security to protect centre and learner data.  

In order to access documents and results through Edexcel Online and ResultsPlus over the summer exam period, Edexcel Online users need to set up their Multi-Factor Authentification (MFA) on their accounts.  

To find out more, read my Multi-Factor Authentification update:

Multi-Factor Authentification update


Provide feedback on our summer 2023 exams

If you haven't yet shared your thoughts on our Citizenship Studies summer 2023 exams, there is still time to share your feedback.  

We're really keen to hear from you about your experience of our exams this summer. Working with teachers and students and listening to your experience of our qualifications and assessments plays an important role in helping us to continually develop and improve our qualifications, assessments and support material.

To share your thoughts please complete the qualification survey. 

Access qualification surveys

Thank you to those who have already shared your thoughts with me - your feedback really does help us refine and improve!


Upcoming Citizenship Studies CPD events

This autumn term, we have two CPD events available for GCSE Citizenship Studies teachers

Date Activity Booking Link 

4 October

(16:00-17:00)

GCSE Citizenship Studies: Summer 2023 Feedback

This free, online training is for teachers wishing to take an in-depth look at feedback relating to our GCSE Citizenship Studies summer 2023 exam series

Booking page
On-demand

GCSE Citizenship Studies: New to Edexcel

This free, on-demand training is for teachers who are new to teaching Edexcel GCSE Citizenship Studies wishing to gain an introduction to the qualification, content and assessment.  

On demand link available soon

Subject advisor

Susan Currey

Citizenship

Phone :
+44 (0) 344 463 2535 (Teaching Services team | Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm GMT)
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