May 2023 teaching English update
I hope the term is going well and that you are making good progress with your coursework submissions and exam preparation. Much of the information I flagged in my April update (exam timetables, prescribed editions rules & setting up coursework for next year etc) remains relevant in the run-in to June. You can access it on the English Subject page along with all other previous editions.
Helping teachers with their coursework and SLE submissions
Last week, I spoke to over 250 teachers during 4 live support sessions to talk through how to make their submissions prior to the May/June 2023 exam series.
To make sure all teachers can access support at a time that suits them, there are pre-recorded sessions for each qualification group on my YouTube channel.
The videos go along with slides and guidance documents for each qualification:
Int GCSE English Language A: 4EA1 03 current format
A brief reminder for Int GCSE English Language A teachers submitting coursework that only the current format can be submitted in May 2023 (on two texts with a commentary). If your students have completed the new coursework in error, please see the below guidance.
Good luck to all
My next email update in June will see us in the midst of exams, so I wish you, your students, their parents and your whole school community the very best for this busy period and for the exams once they commence.