Training and events

Our events programme will help you deliver our GCSE in English Literature with confidence.

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Termly networks

Training content from our 2019 GCSE Spring 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:

'The leader of the session had excellent working knowledge and was able to provide reasoned responses to complex questions.'

- Caroline Parker, Hazelwick School

‘Discussing with others about the papers, hearing about what other schools are doing… 19th century ideas - very useful!’

– Helen Bell, George Stephenson High School.

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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Training material from past networks

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Getting ready to teach

Getting ready to teach Pearson's new GCSE (9-1) English Literature 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 Literature specifications for first teaching from September 2015.

If you were unable to attend these events, you can still:

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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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.