Pearson Edexcel GCSEs English Literature (9-1) from 2015
Training and events
Our events programme will help you deliver the new GCSE in English Literature with confidence.
Training content from our English GCSE Spring networks now available
This term we ran 29 network events all across the country. 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 Spring events:m the Autumn network, which focussed on feedback from the Examiner Reports and teaching 19th century texts in KS3:
‘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
‘It was great sharing writing activity tips with other teachers.’
- Anna Seton, Fullhurst Community College
If you missed our events, you can now download the pack from the Spring networks which focussed on a ‘Writing Skills’ workshop discussion around marked scripts:
Here is the network pack and presentation from the Autumn network, which focussed on feedback from the Examiner Reports and teaching 19th century texts in KS3:
Training material from past networks
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:
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:
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.
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.