Qualifications training and CPD for help with post-16 delivery

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

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Mocks Marking Training Events

Mocks Marking Training Events - New

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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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.

 

To book a place on one of our Mocks Marking Training events

Visit our training page


Termly networks

Free GCSE English (9-1) termly networks

Our termly local networks are an opportunity for colleagues teaching the English specifications to:

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

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Training material from past networks

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Launch events

Launch events

GCSE (9-1) post-16 English launch event 

Our free launch events gave teachers and heads of department the chance to find out more about our new GCSEs, for first teaching in September 2016. If you were unable to attend one of our launch events, you can view the presentation below.

Download presentation

Can't get to one of our launch events? View the presentation below.

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Getting ready to teach

Getting Ready to Teach Pearson’s new (9-1) GCSE English Language for first assessment 2017

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 to post-16 learners for first assessment 2017.

Dates and locations

 Date Location Time
23 February 2016 London 09.30 - 12.30
10 March 2016 Birmingham 09.30 - 12.30
14 March 2016 Manchester 09.30 - 12.30
15 March 2016 Online 16.30 - 18.00
21 March 2016 Online 16.30 - 18.00
26 April 2016 Online 16.30 - 18.00
23 February 2016 London 13.00 - 16.00
10 March 2016 Birmingham 13.00 - 16.00
14 March 2016 Manchester 13.00 - 16.00
22 March 2016 Online 16.00 - 17.30
12 April 2016 Online 16.00 - 17.30
27 April 2016 Online 16.00 - 17.30

How to book a place

Engaging disaffected learners

Engaging disaffected learners with English in FE or work-based learning

We're also offering a face-to-face one day Professional Development course for tutors or providers in FE Colleges and PTPs focused on engaging disaffected learners with English at Level 1 or 2.

The content of the course is:

  • designed by behavioural expert Susan Wallace, Emeritus Professor of Education at Nottingham Trent University
  • delivered by practitioners with over 25 years' experience in FE working as lecturers in English up to level 2.

Delegates will discuss:

  • possible causes of disengagement
  • how best to address them.

To find out more about the training, and book a place:

Visit our training page

AO4 Evaluation

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

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