Edexcel International GCSE English as a Second Language (ESL) (2017)

Here, you’ll find everything you need to study for or to teach Edexcel’s new International GCSE in English as a Second Language (ESL), including key documents and the latest news. This specification is for first teaching in September 2017. 

Our Edexcel International GCSE in English as a Second Language (ESL) is designed for students who are either obtaining their secondary education through English as a medium of instruction, or who are studying English in order to enhance their future educational or employment prospects.

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Qualification type:
International GCSE
Level:
Level 1/2
Subject:
English (as 2nd language)
Specification codes:
4ES1
Availability:
UK and international ?International GCSEs are not approved for use in UK state schools, but can be taught in independent schools.
First teaching:
2017
First assessment:
2019

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Why choose this specification?

The Edexcel International GCSE in English as a Second Language (ESL) specification is assessed through two examination papers and an optional speaking test. Aimed at students who are either obtaining their secondary education through English instruction, or studying English to enhance their future educational or employment prospects, it’s designed as a two-year course for teaching in international schools and colleges and UK independent schools. 

You can learn more about the new Edexcel International GCSE (9-1) English qualifications directly from Alistair Drewery (Pearson English subject advisor).

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Alistair Drewery, Languages subject advisor
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Studying this specification

You'll cover the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills necessary for further study or employment in English-speaking countries as you study our two-year Edexcel International GCSE in English as a Second Language (ESL) course. 

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