Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9 –1) English Language post-16 resits

Here, you’ll find everything you need if you are delivering our new Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language from 2016 as a post-16 resit. 

View the specification and sample assessments, find schemes of work and one-year course planners, and discover our training events and all the other support that's available.

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We use modern non-fiction texts found in everyday life and teach skills required for effective communication in the real world. 

The 19th century requirement will always be met via one stand-alone fiction text, making it more manageable for you to find examples of 19th century fiction.

Paper 2 includes a section on transactional writing, for example giving students a choice of either writing a letter or a newspaper article, to help develop their real-world skills.

Support documents, schemes of work, one-year course planners, PD training and exemplars will be available for planning and delivery post-16.

Past papers, specimen papers and Exam Wizard will be available to help with exam preparation. In-depth analysis of students’ results, diagnostic tests and tools are available with ResultsPlus for understanding your students and developing learning plans.

New mock marking training, and additional mock papers available each year for the first few years of the specification. Revision aids are available to purchase, designed for students to use at home or in-class.

Our free English Language Unseen Preparation Anthology provides exemplar texts.

Free online and face-to-face Getting Ready to Teach events, and collaborative local network events in different regions.

The Pearson Progression Scale and Map represent our view of how learning progresses in English, and how understanding and skills build upon each other. These tools give you richer insight into student performance in a way that is easy to understand and is reliable.

The ActiveLearn Digital service maps ability level to tiered topics for progression tracking.

Personal support includes:

  • a team of highly responsive subject experts who are always available to give you what you need via the English forum, direct contact with our FE team, collaborative networks and FE English networks.
  • your English Subject Advisor Clare Haviland, who is also on hand to help. 

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Order your free paper copies now. Just enter the ISBN 9781446932414 (for spec) or ISBN 9781446914342 (for SAMs) in our Fast Shop.

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Clare Haviland, English subject advisor
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UK: 020 7010 2183
Intl: +44 (0)20 7010 2183
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