Getting ready for the summer 2017 exam series

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This update contains a reminder of the processes for preparing your students' work, key deadlines, the materials you need to send to the moderator and exam timetables.

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Final dates for submission of coursework and controlled assessment


For the following qualifications, the final date for submitting your marks and samples of work for the summer 2017 series is 15 May 2017:

  • Spoken Language Endorsement (SLE) for GCSE English Language 9-1 (1EN0)
  • Legacy GCSE English and English Language, controlled assessment
  • Legacy Edexcel Certificate in English Language (submission of Speaking and Listening marks)
  • International GCSE English Language A (Papers 3 and 4) and English Literature (Paper 3)
  • GCE English Language, English Language and Literature and English Literature (legacy 2008 and 2015 specifications).

By 15 May 2017 you must have:

1EN0 Spoken Language Endorsement: entered your grades and selected your sample on Edexcel Online; and sent your chosen sample to your monitor (details on Edexcel Online). Please see this post with details on entering grades and identifying your sample. Please note that you should only submit grades and samples for students who are certificating in summer 2017. Recordings of students who are certificating in summer 2018, must be submitted in May 2018.

All other English qualifications: submitted your coursework/controlled assessment marks on Edexcel online, and sent your sample (visible now on Edexcel online) to the moderator. Your moderator’s name and address is available on Edexcel online now. This video shows you how to enter your marks.

Assessment record sheet links

1EN0 Spoken Language Endorsement:

Complete the assessment record sheet and the Head of Centre declaration. Send the Head of Centre declaration with your sample to your monitor.

Other English qualifications:

Each student's work should be accompanied by the relevant record sheet/s attached to the front of their work using a treasury tag:

English/English Language 5EH01

English 5EH3A

English Language 5EN3A

Please remember to include transcripts/recordings and their sources used for the Spoken Language Study if you have not used Edexcel resources.

For 5EH3A and 5EN3A, please note that one mark needs to be entered on Edexcel Online:

5EH3A GCSE English, Unit 3, 'Creative English'
5EH3A Poetry (Reading) task and Creative Writing task /48

5EN3A GCSE English Language, Unit 3, The Spoken Language
5EN3A Spoken Language Study and Writing for the Spoken Voice /48

Speaking and listening 5EH3B (for both English and English Language)

Please retain these for inspection. As you are aware, although speaking and listening is an endorsement, it remains an integral part of the GCSE English/English Language specification. All candidates must be entered for this component (5EH3B) and have marks submitted for their speaking and listening activity.

 

English Language A 4EA0/03 (written coursework)

English Language A 4EA0/04 (speaking and listening coursework)

English Literature 4ET0/03

Authentication sheet

Fpr 4EA0, please send the Paper 3 coursework front sheets and an authentication sheet for each student in the sample to the Paper 3 moderator. For Paper 4, please retain the coursework front sheets (NB Paper 4 front sheets do not need to be sent to a moderator).

Frequently Asked Questions

For each English qualification, several examples of marked work are available to help exemplify the mark scheme band descriptors, the most recent from summer 2016 under ‘teaching and learning materials’ and then ‘exemplar materials’ on each qualification page.

Enhanced Principal Moderators' Reports also contain lots of useful guidance, together with several examples of controlled assessment and coursework with moderator comments. These are also on the relevant qualification pages under 'examiner reports'.
Every year, some centres have their marks changed as a result of the moderation process, so please make sure you read the moderators' reports carefully.
 

In large centres with multiple teachers, it's essential that you carry out internal moderation before you finalise the coursework or controlled assessment marks. You should sample double-mark, selecting mark points within the same band from different teaching sets. The double marking should continue until you are satisfied that you have achieved comparability.

Small schools with only one teacher need not carry out internal standardisation. It is helpful to include a covering note with your sample explaining that you are in this situation.
 

It's important that you annotate the coursework or controlled assessment to show the moderator how you have interpreted the mark scheme and applied it to the students' work.

Indications in the margins as to where specific assessment objective bands are perceived, together with summative comments at the end of each part of the coursework or controlled assessment, are ideal. Please ensure that the audience for your comments is clearly the moderator rather than the student.

You should mark and annotate the work in ink (rather than pencil). If you have already annotated in pencil, please make a note to use ink next year.

You should not attempt to grade the work; you should be marking the work by applying the marking criteria in a consistent manner.

The controlled assessment and coursework grades will be awarded at the end of each examination series using the standard code of practice awarding process.

Grade boundaries, which are subject to change each exam series, are published on the grade boundaries page of our website. For summer 2017, they'll be available to download from results day: 17 August 2017 for GCE and IAL; 24 August 2017 for GCSE, Edexcel Certificate and International GCSE.

Please also remember that the mark you submit to us should be the total raw mark, not the UMS mark (on legacy specifications). The UMS marks on legacy GCSE and GCE are allocated by us as a result of the awarding process.

A score of zero should only be used if a candidate has submitted work that is found to meet none of the assessment criteria. An X should be used for any candidate who is absent.

Your marks should be submitted online via Edexcel Online/ EDI. You must print out a copy of the marks for the moderator and for your own records. Find out how here.

In order to enter marks you must have ‘basic access’ and ‘coursework and portfolio’ ticked on your Edexcel online profile. If you don’t have this, your exams officer can amend your profile.

If you've already submitted a mark but it needs to be amended (for example, because of an administrative error), please email the details to courseworkmarks@pearson.com.

On Edexcel Online, you'll see a tick next to the names of those students whose work needs to be sent for moderation. You also need to send the work of the highest- and lowest-scoring candidates in addition to the requested sample. If your highest or lowest scoring candidate is in the sample, please provide an additional folder/s. If any of the called-for candidates have been withdrawn or have incomplete submissions, please provide additional candidates' work of a comparable level, along with a covering note. 

The name and address of your moderator is on Edexcel Online or EDI.

Most GCSE controlled assessment tasks have a recommended length of 'up to 1000 words'. This total is for guidance only and there are no penalties for exceeding the word count guidance. 

Please see the specification guidance at the beginning of each coursework unit which gives clear information on word counts. Titles, bibliographies and footnotes (that are references rather than content) are not included in word counts. Quotations are included.

Legacy GCEs: word counts must not be exceeded.

2015 GCEs: word counts are advisory.
 

When are the summer exams (UK centres)? Open/closed book? Prescribed editions?

You can also consult our exam timetables page, which includes an exam date search function. International centres should consult the international exam timetables which are available on this page.

English Language (2015 specification)

Paper code Unit title Duration Date am/pm Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no? Prescribed editions of set texts?
1EN0 01 Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing 1h 45m 06/06/2017

am

No

NA

1EN0 02

Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing 2h 12/06/2017

am

No

NA

English Literature (2015 specification) 

Paper Code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

1ET0 01

Paper 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature

1h 45m

22/05/2017

am

No

NA

1ET0 02

Paper 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

2h 15m

26/05/2017

am

No

NA

English

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

5EH2F

Unit 2: The Writer’s Craft Foundation

2h

06/06/2017

 

am

No

NA

5EH2H

Unit 2: The Writer’s Craft Higher

2h

06/06/2017

 

am

No

NA

English Language

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

5EN2F

Unit 2: The Writer’s Voice Foundation

1h 45m

06/06/2017

 

am

Yes

Yes, see p. 67 of the specification

5EN2H

Unit 2: The Writer’s Voice Higher

1h 45m

06/06/2017

 

am

Yes

Yes, see p. 67 of the specification

English Language A/ Certificate in English Language

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

4EA0 01

KEA0 01

Paper 1

2hr 15m

06/06/2017

am

No, examined text from anthology reproduced in section B of the question paper.

NA

4EA0 02

KEA0 02

Paper 2

1hr 30m

12/06/2017

am

No, examined text from anthology reproduced in Q1 of the question paper.

NA

English Language B

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

4EB0 01

Paper 1

3h

12/06/2017

am

No

NA

English Literature

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

4ET0 01

 

Paper 1 Drama and Prose

1hr 45

22/05/2017

am

No

NA

4ET0 02

 

Paper 2 Unseen Texts and Poetry Anthology

1hr 30

26/05/2017

am

No

 

Section C poetry provided as an insert to the exam paper.

NA

English Language, 2015 specification

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

8EN0 01

Component 1: Language: Context and Identity

1h 30m

22/05/2017

am

No

NA

8EN0 02

Component 2: Child Language

1h 30m

26/05/2017

am

No

NA

9EN0 01

Component 1: Language Variation

2h 15m

14/06/2017

am

No

NA

9EN0 02

Component 2: Child Language

1hr

20/06/2017

am

No

NA

9EN0 03

Component 3: Investigating Language

1h 45m

23/06/2017

am

No

NA

English Language and Literature, 2015 specification

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

8EL0 01

Component 1: Voices in Speech and Writing

1h 30m

22/05/2017

am

No

Relevant text from ‘Voices Anthology’ provided in source booklet. See June 2016 paper.

8EL0 02

Component 2: Varieties in Language and Literature

1h 30m

26/05/2017

am

Yes

Yes, see p. 33-44 of the specification

9EL0 01

Component 1: Voices in Speech and Writing

2h 30m

14/06/2017

am

Yes

Yes, see p.49 of specification

9EL0 02

Component 2: Varieties in Language and Literature

2h 30m

20/06/2017

am

Yes

Yes, see p. 50- 59 of specification

English Literature, 2015 specification
Please also see this post.

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

8ET0 01

Component 1: Poetry and Drama

2h

19/05/2017

am

Yes

Yes, ‘Poems of the Decade’ and free choice for drama. See p. 29-30 of the specification.

8ET0 02

Component 2: Prose

1h

24/05/2017

pm

Yes

Free choice of edition on prose texts, see p. 29-30 of the specification.

9ET0 01

Component 1: Drama

2h 15m

15/06/2017

am

Yes(not the Shakespeare critical anthologies)

Free choice of edition, see p. 57 of the specification.

9ET0 02

Component 2: Prose

1h

22/06/2016

am

Yes

Free choice of edition, see p. 57 of the specification

9ET0 03

Component 3: Poetry

2h 15m

29/06/2017

am

Poems of the Decade not needed.

Yes for Section B

Yes, see p. 57-72 of the specification.

English Language

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

6EN01

Unit 1: Language Today

2h 15m

22/05/2017

am

No

NA

6EN03

Unit 3: Language Diversity and Children’s Language Development

2h 45m

14/06/2017

am

No

NA

English Language and Literature

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

6EL01

Unit 1: Exploring Voices in Speech and Writing

2h 15m

22/05/2017

am

Yes

Yes, see p. 63-65 of the specification

6EL03

Unit 3: Varieties in Language and Literature

2h 45m

14/06/2017

am

Yes

Yes, see p. 63-65 of the specification

English Literature

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

6ET01

Unit 1: Explorations in Prose and Poetry

2h 15m

19/05/2017

am

Yes

Yes, see p. 63-75 of the specification

6ET03

Unit 3: Interpretations of Prose and Poetry

2h 45m

15/06/2017

am

Yes

Yes, see p. 63-75 of the specification

English Language

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

WEN01

Unit 1: Context and Identity

1h 45m

22/05/2017

am

No

NA

WEN02

Unit 2:Language in Transition

1h 45m

26/05/2017

am

No

NA

WEN03

Unit 3: Crafting Language (Writing)

2h

14/06/2017

am

No

NA

WEN04

Unit 4:  Investigating Language

2h

20/06/2017

am

No

NA

English Literature

Paper code

Unit title

Duration

Date

Am/pm

Texts allowed in the exam: yes/no?

Prescribed editions of set texts?

WET01

Unit 1:Post-2000 Poetry and Prose

2h

19/05/2017

am

Yes

Yes, ‘Poems of the Decade’ and free choice of editions for prose. See p. 47-48 of the specification.

WET02

Unit 2: Drama

2h

24/05/2017

pm

Yes

No, free choice of editions. See p. 47 of the specification.

WET03

Unit 3: Poetry and Prose

2h

15/06/2017

am

Yes

Yes, for poetry. See p. 49-53 of the specification. For prose, free choice of editions. Please see p. 47 of the specification.

WET04

Unit 4: Shakespeare and Pre-1900 Poetry

2h

22/06/2017

am

Yes

Free choice of editions. for Shakespeare, yes for pre-1900 poetry. See p. 47-53 of the specification.

I hope you've found this update useful. If you have any further questions about the submission of coursework or controlled assessment, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes

Clare Haviland, English subject advisor
Clare HavilandEnglish
UK: 020 7010 2183
Intl: +44 (0)20 7010 2183
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