information about the Entry Level Certificate (ELC) in English | Pearson qualifications

Entry Level certificate in English now available

Thu Apr 20 08:57:00 UTC 2017

This update provides information about the Entry Level Certificate (ELC) in English, a springboard to GCSE. 

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From September 2017, students can be entered for the Entry Level Certificate in English for first first certification in summer 2018. The ELC is available both in the UK and internationally. 

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Our Entry Level Certificate in English has been designed specifically to align with GCSE English Language 9-1 and provide a progression route for lower attainers. The ELC provides a springboard to GCSE, and supports advancement in English by cementing students’ core understanding.

Express your interest in offering ELC

Book your free online twilight (4-6pm) Getting Ready to Teach event on 15 June, 22 June or 4 July from the link below. 

Book Getting Ready to Teach events for ELC English

In the meantime, you can browse the sample assessment materials.

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This is a really welcome addition to the range of qualifications available for students not yet ready for GCSE. Delivery is flexible and straightforward. The specification offers plenty of examples of how students can be assessed in writing and speaking and listening but gives you scope to adapt our tasks or devise your own.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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