July 2023 Politics subject update | Pearson qualifications

July 2023 Politics subject update

12 July 2023

This update contains useful information, news and advice for Edexcel Politics teachers.

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Summer 2023 post-exam series teacher survey

To enable us to improve the experience of teachers using our qualifications and students sitting our exams, we gather feedback after each exam series. If you're a teacher, and your students have taken any of our exams in the May/June 2023 series we want to know what you liked or didn't like in this year's exam papers. We'll share your feedback with our senior examiners and across teams to ensure we continue to make improvements to our papers where appropriate so we can make sure your students have the best exam experience.

Getting Ready for Summer 2023 Results Day

Access key information and guidance for the Summer 2023 results period for AS and A level Politics, including key dates, details of post-results services and grade boundaries.

Exam results 2023: 10 things to know about grades from Ofqual

This year GCSEs, AS and A levels are returning to pre-pandemic standards, with protection built into the grading process to recognise the disruption that students have faced. This blog from Ofqual provides a useful summary of this process for students.

Summer 2023 question papers are now available

The Summer 2023 question papers are now available to download securely from our website. You will need an Edexcel Online account to download secure materials.

Summer 2023 mark schemes will be available on our website from 18 July 2023.

AS/A level Summer 2023 examiner reports will be available on our website from 22 August 2023. You will also be able to download them from ResultsPlus on results day.

A level Politics training events

We are running the following training events for A level Politics in the Autumn term:

  • Pearson Edexcel A Level Politics: New to Edexcel - 11 September 2023 at 16:00 - 18:00 GMT
  • Pearson Edexcel A Level Politics: Summer 2023 Feedback - 19 October 2023 at 16:00 - 18:00 GMT

Hot off the press: Pearson School Report 2023

The brand-new Pearson School Report explores education in England and how educators are pioneering change in 2023.

Featuring the views of 6,000+ teachers and 1,000 students, the report shares experiences from both sides of the school desks and invaluable insights on:

  • challenges and opportunities facing schools
  • sustainability and climate education
  • digital innovation – the positives, possibilities and problems to solve
  • diversity, equity and inclusion.

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