Training and events

Our events programme will help you deliver the new GCSE in English Language with confidence.

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Training content from our 2018 GCSE Spring and Autumn networks now available

During our networks we always focus on teaching and learning as well as assessment, providing lots of opportunity for teachers to network with others in their local area.

Here’s what some of our attendees had to say about our events:

‘Excellent writing workshop resources which I will put into practice immediately.'

- Clare Staples, Holyhead

‘An excellent session – refocusing ideas for writing skills and exemplars.’

- Deborah Cutting, Knole Academy

‘The presenter was excellent. Clear, knowledgeable, realistic and humorous.’ 

- Helen Kenworthy, Leamington LAMP

'Excellent information given. Well-resourced and friendly delivery. Approachable, warm and friendly with killer information.’

- Gail Blackwell, Colne Community School and College

If you can't make it to our local network events this year, you can download the spring and autumn packs below:

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Here is the network pack and presentation from the 2017 autumn network, which focussed on feedback from the Examiner Reports and teaching 19th century texts in KS3:

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Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language: Feedback on summer 2017 - Paper 1 (2015) online event - 17OAE27

This pre-recorded training is designed for teachers for Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language:

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language: Feedback on summer 2017 - Paper 1 (2015) online event

Pearson has reviewed the format and content of all its training events to ensure that the security of its examinations cannot be compromised.

This training can count as 1 hour of CPD.


Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language: Feedback on summer 2017 - Paper 2 (2015) online event - 17OAE28

This pre-recorded training is designed for teachers for Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language:

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language: Feedback on summer 2017 - Paper 2 (2015) online event

Pearson has reviewed the format and content of all its training events to ensure that the security of its examinations cannot be compromised.

This training can count as 1 hour of CPD.

Training material from past networks

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AO4 evaluation podcast

This podcast is designed to support teachers in understanding the requirements of AO4: evaluation.

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Getting ready to teach

Getting ready to teach Pearson's new GCSE (9-1) English Language from 2015

Our free face-to-face or online Getting Ready to Teach events support teachers who are preparing to deliver the Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language specifications for first teaching from September 2015.

If you were unable to attend these events, you can still view the training materials.

Access the training materials

More support with the new GCSE specification

Do you need more support to get started with the new GCSE specifications?

To arrange a conversation with, or visit from, a member of our English team:

Get in touch


Mocks Marking Training Events

Mocks marking training events

Mock exams will be key to gaining a snapshot of how students are performing during new, linear GCSE English courses. Our mocks marking training events will help you apply the new mark schemes, so you can be confident you’re getting a clear picture of your students’ achievements.

This pre-recorded training is an introduction to our online and face-to-face mocks marking training events.

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This pre-recorded training is an introduction to our online and face-to-face mocks marking training events.

It will give you an overview of

  • the assessment requirements of the new specification
  • the new types of questions that exist within the revised papers
  • how mark schemes are developed to match the question asked 
  • some sample student responses to questions 
  • how we can support you in marking your students' work.