Moving to Pearson Edexcel

Have you started teaching A level English Literature with another exam board but are now considering moving to Pearson Edexcel? It's easy to start teaching our specification, and you'll find all the documents you need right here.

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Why move to Pearson Edexcel?

  • Our exams are fully open book, which is clearer for teachers and students.
    We’ve made sure our exam papers are student friendly. They’re clearly presented in sections and with logical question styles - so your students can really show what they know.
  • Each AO has equal weighting, with each assessed in the appropriate question(s), meaning you can help your students to focus their response on the skill required.
  • We run a range of events including local networks which include specific training content. So far, we’ve looked at: incorporating other interpretations into responses at AS and A level, approaching the post-2000 poetry anthology, designing appropriate coursework texts and tasks, and comparison in the poetry paper. Find out more about our events and access past training material:

    Visit our training page


  • We also offer a coursework advisory service, which offers advice on your students’ coursework text choices and titles.

Next steps

Speak to a specialist about switching 

Our knowledgeable English specialists are on hand to help you get to grips with the ins and outs of our specification. If you’d like a specialist to visit your school to discuss the practical delivery of the qualification, you can arrange an appointment.

Sign up to receive updates from our English Subject Advisor

For extra information and English-related news, sign up to hear from our expert Subject Advisor Clare Haviland. If you have any questions, Clare is available on teachingenglish@pearson.com You can also follow her on Twitter @PearsonTeachEng.

Still undecided?

You can also explore our range of teaching and planning resources.

Resources for A level GCE English Literature