June 2024 teaching English update | Pearson qualifications

June 2024 teaching English update

Fri Jun 21 10:00:00 UTC 2024

Congratulations on completing the June 2024 exam series.

We appreciate all your hard work in supporting students to show what they can do. I had the privilege of personally recognising the achievement and contribution of some very special teachers on June 19, National Thank a Teacher Day. I hope many of your students and schools took the opportunity to thank you.

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We are looking for new schools to join our ActiveHub member school programme. If you teach Edexcel GCSE English Language or Literature and are interested in trying out brand new ActiveHub English resources and assessments in return for feedback, please get in touch. Email ruth.emm@pearson.com for more information.

June 2024 assessment materials

Now that exams are over, you will soon have the opportunity to access the June 2024 exam materials (with Edexcel Online login) when they are published on the website in from 2 July. You’ll use these when reviewing any scripts after results days in August and for mocks.

Get all the release dates.

Results support

Before the end of term, I will publish guidance on results support for GCSE, Int GCSE, A level and IAL.

Resit rules

Access the rules for GCSE, Int GCSE and A level.

Key dates for 2024-2025

Access these in the updated sections of the information manual.

Entry deadlines and submission deadlines for the November 2024 exam series

Access the entry and submission deadlines.

Exam timetables for the 2024-2025 academic year

Access the final exam timetables for November 2024 and May/June 2025.

At this time of year, many teachers ask whether there are any changes to specifications for the forthcoming academic year.


English Language 1EN0 and 2.0: we advised you of minor changes to the mark schemes which came into effect in the June 2024 exam series.
No changes to the English Literature specification.


No changes to the specification or assessments. The reading assessments remain valid for the lifetime of the specification.


English Language A and B: no changes
English Literature: addition of ‘Klara and the Sun’ and ‘Western Lane’ to the Modern prose options on Paper 1 for first assessment in June 2026.

A level

No changes to any of the English AS or A level specifications.


No changes to either of the English specifications.

Authentication sheets with AI declarations

Please remember to use the updated authentication sheets with AI declaration for all English qualifications in all future exam series. We are in the process of updating all specifications to reflect these.

Access the updated authentication sheets for each English qualification.

Ordering anthologies

If you need to restock anthologies for the next academic guidance, please ensure you order them to arrive in school before the start of the long break.

Order anthologies.

Prescribed edition reminders if you are restocking set texts for 2024-2025

If you need a reminder about set texts, please access the guidance.

Int GCSE English Literature: 2 new prose texts for Paper 1

A reminder that you can teach ‘Klara and the Sun’ or ‘Western Lane’ from September 2024 for first assessment in June 2026. The updated specification and support materials will be on the website by September 2024.

Sign up now for this free event open to all GCSE and A level students. Look forward to an inspiring tribute to Benjamin Zephaniah, a poetry slam and a performance from the Bloomsbury drama competition winners. You’ll hear from author and Co-Director of Education, Prof Farah Karim-Cooper and novelist and lecturer, Ashley Hickson-Lovence, along with other exciting guests.

Comparing the Pearson and AQA offer

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I hope the end of the academic year runs smoothly and that you enjoy a well-deserved rest over the forthcoming break.


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