Our training and events programme will help you to deliver the Pearson Edexcel AS and A levels in English Literature with confidence.

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Professional Development Academy

Our brand-new Professional Development Academy provides access to a wide range of high-quality training courses to support you in delivering the Pearson Edexcel AS and A level English Literature qualification with confidence.

We have a range of on-demand, live and self-guided courses available, creating flexible learning options at a time and place that suits you.

To browse our extensive range of training events and courses, visit the Professional Development Academy.

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Free coursework marking and standardisation

These face-to-face events are designed for teachers who are delivering the A level English Literature qualification to:

  • explore the coursework assessment criteria 
  • look at examples of marked student coursework
  • carry out some marking on exemplar materials
  • address common issues and frequently-asked questions.
Download the 2020-2021 coursework training pack: 

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Free A level English Literature networks

Our local networks are an opportunity for colleagues teaching the GCE AS/A level English Literature (2015) specifications to:

  • get together to share good practice
  • meet with the Pearson Edexcel English team.

Find out more about these events and what has been covered in our summary document:

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Centre-based training

We also offer additional, paid for, one or half-day training events delivered in your centre for the entire department. To find out more information about what’s on offer, take a look below:

In this workshop, teachers will explore methods for teaching AO5 in relation to the Shakespeare texts on Component 1. The course will focus on the plays Hamlet and Othello, suggesting teaching methods for developing the skill of evaluating different interpretations.

Delegates will:

  • consolidate their understanding of A05
  • consider ways of using wider critical reading in the classroom to address key challenges for students
  • participate in teaching and learning activities that can be applied in the classroom.

Code: 17BAE07/01

This face-to-face event is designed for teachers who are delivering A level English Literature. The event will focus on teaching prose and preparing students for this component.

​Delegates will:

  • establish an understanding of the assessment design for this component
  • consider techniques to help students approach prose
  • consolidate their understanding of Assessment Objectives 1, 2, 3 and 4 
  • have the opportunity to ask questions and network with other teachers.

Code: 18BAE08/01

This face-to-face event is designed for teachers who are delivering A level English Literature. The event will focus on teaching unseen poetry and preparing students for this component. 

Delegates will:

  • consider students' previous experience of poetry
  • establish an understanding of students' skills and weaknesses
  • identify key resources
  • look at grouping poems
  • consider techniques to help students approach unseen poetry
  • consolidate their understanding of AO1 and AO4 and how to structure an answer
  • have the opportunity to ask questions and network with other teachers.

Code: 18BAE09/01

If you’re interested in booking any of these options or having any of our past training content delivered for your centre, please make a note of the event code and follow the link below:

Book centre-based training