November teaching English update | Pearson qualifications

November teaching English update

1 November 2023

I hope you’ve had a restful half term break.

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Voice recordings of GCSE/Int GCSE anthology texts

A quick reminder for those teaching GCSE/Int GCSE English Literature: you can access GCSE and Int GCSE voice recordings of the anthology texts to help with your teaching. Our heartfelt thanks to Anton Jarvis for making these.

Access GCSE English Literature voice recordings

Access Int GCSE English anthology voice recordings

November GCSE/Int GCSE exam series

Access key information for GCSE English Language

Access key information for Int GCSE English Language and English Literature

Pre-recorded exam feedback for the June 2023 exam series for GCSE and A level

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Free training opportunities

‘How to apply the mark scheme’ training for 2.0 and English Literature coming up; and support with diversifying your KS4 texts from Bennie Kara.

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A level English Literature

Gothic literature in context: free livestreamed teachers’ CPD event at the British Library

Tuesday 28 November, 16:00–17:15

Join professor of 18th-century literature Mary Fairclough, teacher and member of NATE's Reviewing Literature Working Group Aaishah Rauf, and teacher Patrick Cragg for a rich discussion of Frankenstein and the Gothic. Look at the genre’s conventions through the lens of colonialism and connect its themes to modern day fears of technology. Suitable for KS3-5.

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Coursework marking training

Book your place on coursework marking training for each A level.

New texts reminders for June 2024

Please see the reminders about the new question order, mock papers showing these and access pre-recorded training on each of the new texts.

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Functional Skills

We have recently made many new resources available: practice papers, structured templates for writing tasks, along with recordings of recent training on our playlists.

Access the new resources

I hope the term continues to run smoothly and look forward to supporting you this year.


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