July 2023 Citizenship Studies subject update | Pearson qualifications

July 2023 Citizenship Studies subject update

28 June 2023

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

Hello colleagues,

I hope that you're enjoying the summer term and looking forward to a well-deserved break!  From everyone within the Pearson Edexcel Citizenship team, we wish you all a fantastic holiday!

I wanted to take the opportunity to share some key dates, reminders and information about our post-results services along with an opportunity to share your views with us.  

As always, if you have any questions about anything within this update or about our Citizenship Studies qualification, please do get in touch with me at TeachingCitizenship@pearson.com

Best wishes, 
 
Susan Currey
Citizenship Studies Subject Advisor 

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Thank you!

We know how much hard work and dedication that teachers, tutors and home-educators put into supporting students; from the teaching of the course, the preparation, marking and lead up to exams themselves. 

On behalf of everyone within the Pearson Edexcel Citizenship Studies team, 'Thank You'.  

We hope you have a fantastic, restful break when the summer holidays finally arrive!

Citizenship Studies Teaching and Learning Survey

Our team are currently reflecting upon the various teaching and learning resources produced this year for our schools.

We would also love to hear from you as we reflect upon a busy year so, please complete the Citizenship Studies teaching and learning survey to help us plan new resources for 2023-2024 and to give you a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher.

Your feedback will really help us better understand the ongoing needs of our centres and will guide our future provision.

(Survey closes 8th September 2023)

Link to survey

Summer 2023 Assessment Materials: Release Dates

Below is a list of the key dates when our 2023 assessment materials will be available.  You will need your Edexcel Online login to access these materials for a period of 12 months following the exam series.

Question papers

GCSEs

International GCSEs

AS/A levels

Tuesday 4th July 2023
Mark Schemes

GCSEs

International GCSEs

AS/A levels

Tuesday 18th July 2023

Level 3

Examiner reports

AS/A levels Tuesday 22nd August

Level 2

Examiner reports

GCSEs

International GCSEs

Tuesday 29th August

Post-results service: Access to Scripts

What is it?

Access to Scripts is an online service, included as part of your qualification fees, that allows you to view your candidates’ marked scripts online or download as a PDF.  The Access to Scripts service provides a rich source of information.  It enables detailed analysis to inform teaching and learning and support students, giving insights and visibility that performance data alone cannot provide.

Scripts do not have examiner annotation on them. The marked script allows teachers to evaluate how the student performed on particular questions in relation to what they have been taught; the Principal Examiner's report and the exemplars that we make available demonstrate how the mark scheme is applied.

When can I access this service?

From results days until 15th December 2023, you will be able to view and download scripts (which have been marked online) free of charge using our Access to Scripts service.

How can I access this service?

Access to scripts service

The Portal can only be accessed by Edexcel Online users who have the Exam Viewer profile ticked on Edexcel Online. Exams officers give teachers access to Exam Viewer.

Candidate consent 

Candidate consent is required before requesting script copies, as per section 4.2 of the JCQ's Post-results services guide. Candidate consent can only be obtained after results have been published.

JCQ post results services guide

What if scripts were not marked online?

If scripts have been marked ‘traditionally’ (i.e. not online), you will need to request them, free of charge, by 15xth December 2023, via the Post Results section of Edexcel Online as in previous exam series.

Post-results service: ResultsPlus

ResultsPlus is a free online results analysis tool for teachers that gives you a detailed breakdown of your students’ performance in Pearson Edexcel exams. It provides the most detailed analysis available of your students’ performance and helps you to identify topics and skills where your students could benefit from further learning, helping them gain a deeper understanding of their subject.

It includes a range of features, including analysis on the performance of different classes within your own cohort, comparing these to similar schools and the national picture and drilling down and comparing students of different abilities on a question by question level.  

You can access this using your Edexcel Online login details.  

Access ResultsPlus

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'Exams spelled out' videos

#examsspelledout is a series of short videos that help to explain the assessment process and shine a light on what goes on behind the scenes to make exams happen and ensure that students get their results.

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#examsspelledout 

These videos address questions asked by students about the process of exams and include questions such as:

  • Who writes my exam paper?’
  • How do you make sure papers are clear and easy to understand?
  • What do you do to make exam papers more diverse and ensure different kinds of students are represented?
  • Where does my exam paper go when it leaves my school?

Videos

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I have included three examples of videos here but the link to the full playlist can be accessed below:

Access these videos

Subject advisor

Susan Currey

Citizenship

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