About Edexcel Certificates
About Edexcel Certificates
Edexcel Certificates are based on our well-established Edexcel International GCSEs, but are offered specifically to UK state schools. These qualifications draw on our many years of experience with International GCSES, which are now taken by learners in over 55 countries worldwide and taught by over 350 independent schools in the UK.
On 28 June the Department for Education announced that following Ofqual’s decision to give post-16 students a final opportunity to re-sit the current GCSEs in English, English language and mathematics in summer 2017:
“ …we will also apply these same rules to Internatinal GCSEs and equivalent level 1/level 2 certificates counting towards the EBacc measure. This will mean that International GCSE and equivalent level 1/level 2 re-sits throughout the 2016/17 academic year will also be approved for teaching under the 16-19 Maths and English condition of funding, and resulting achievements will count towards the new progress measure.”
Therefore, we will be offering a resit for the Edexcel Certificate in English Language, and the Edexcel Certificate in maths in summer 2017.
Resits will not be available in any other subjects.
Withdrawal of Edexcel Certificates
What are Edexcel Certificates?
Available in 13 subjects, Level 1 and Level 2 Edexcel Certificates are equivalent to GCSEs. Designed as a two-year course, they’re usually studied at 14-16. They prepare students for academic and vocational study at Level 3, including AS and A levels, International Advanced Levels and BTECs.
Why teach Edexcel Certificates?
Edexcel Certificates have the same academic rigour as International GCSEs but offer UK state schools greater choice, as they’re eligible for inclusion in performance tables, including the headline measures and English Baccalaureate. Current arrangements for recognising level 1/level 2 Certificates will end with the introduction of reformed GCSEs, as announced by the DfE in January 2015.
There is no controlled assessment, freeing up more teaching time in which you can explore new areas and skills with your students.
And of course, whether you’re teaching Edexcel Certificates, GCSEs or International GCSEs, you’ll benefit from a full range of services, including:
- Analytical and diagnostic tools: Our exclusive ePen and ResultsPlus technology lets you assess learners’ performance so you can help them to improve.
- Subject advisors: We have experts in each subject area on hand to answer your subject-specific questions personally.
- Unbeaten support: We’re committed to supporting you in your day-to-day teaching, from our online subject communities to sample assessment materials, mark schemes and published resources.
Why study Edexcel Certificates?
After completing your Edexcel Certificates, you can go on to further study by taking AS and A levels or other equivalent qualifications such as our BTEC Nationals. Edexcel Certificates have the same status as GCSE in terms of university entry requirements.
How will I be assessed?
Most subjects are assessed by an examination at the end of the course. There is no controlled assessment, although there is a coursework element for English Language. Grades are awarded from A* to G.
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To see what Edexcel Certificate subjects we offer, visit the International GCSE and Edexcel Certificates homepage: