Teaching support

We will be providing extensive support for you to plan and implement GCSE (9–1) English Language 2.0 successfully. Whatever guidance you're looking for, we're here to help.

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To help you start delivering the qualification with confidence, we're providing: 

  • the Specification and Sample Assessment Materials 
  • mapping documents from other awarding bodies 
  • scheme of work and one- and two-year planners
  • an anthology of unseen texts for Paper 1 and Paper 2, covering fiction and non-fiction 
  • a comprehensive programme of online training and network events 
  • 1:1 support from an English specialist.

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Pearson Edexcel Mocks Service

From autumn 2021 we’re offering a brand-new mock exam for our GCSE (9–1) English Language 2.0 qualification. We’re also offering mock exams for GCSE English Language.  

The Mocks Service provides schools and colleges with Pearson Edexcel GCSE and A level exam papers for use in mock examinations. The papers are sat by students, marked by Pearson examiners and the mock results are uploaded to ResultsPlus for item level analysis.   

If you would like to find out more, take a look at the information on our website where you can also book an appointment with your local sales consultant to discuss your requirements further.

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Lit in Colour: Unseen text anthology

Together with Penguin Random House UK and The Runnymede Trust, we want to highlight the importance of a diverse English curriculum.

It’s essential that students across the UK are given access to books by Black, Asian and minority ethnic writers and those from a range of backgrounds, to ensure a better reflection of contemporary culture and society, and to provide students with both experiences beyond their own and experiences that may resonate with them.

We know that learners who study GCSE English Language as a stand-alone qualification may not benefit from the changes we have made to diversify the English curriculum. However, we are fully committed to ensuring that every learner has the chance to experience the benefits that a diverse curriculum brings.

As part of students’ preparation for GCSE (9–1) English Language 2.0, we are developing a new Unseen Text Anthology with Penguin Random House UK and The Runnymede Trust which will:

  • include a range of fiction and non-fiction extracts from writing by British writers and writers from around the world
  • focus on contemporary writing, featuring characters and writers from a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and sexualities
  • include thematically paired texts to mirror the assessment framework.

Find out more about Lit in Colour and the Pioneers programme