International GCSEs English Language A (2016)

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Reminders for the 2022-2023 academic year for International GCSEs in English

Subject update | 18 July 2022

This update is to provide you with the information you need for the 2022-2023 academic year for International GCSEs in English.

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International GCSE in English Literature

In January 2023, May/June 2023 and all subsequent exam series, students will be assessed as in the specification. This means they will be assessed on Part 3 of the poetry anthology on Paper 1.

How to order hard copy anthologies

Please read the instructions for ordering hard copies of the anthology

Instructions for ordering anthologies


Accessing padlocked assessment material if you are not a teacher in an Edexcel centre

Please read the guidance on accessing secure material.

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Please see the application process for private candidates who have made an entry for an Edexcel qualification.

Application process for private candidates


Arrangements for the January 2023 exam series

In January 2023, we return to the ‘normal’ assessment of English Language A, English Language B and English Literature. This means:

English Language A and B: submit video-recordings of students completing the optional spoken language endorsement on the Learner Work Transfer portal (LWT)

English Literature: students will be assessed on Part 3 anthology poetry, and Paper 4ET1 01 returns to its usual format and duration.

Entry deadline

18.10.22

Submit SLE grades on Edexcel Online and video-recordings on the Learner Work Transfer portal (LWT) by

10.1.23

Submit coursework marks on Edexcel Online and video sample on the LWT by

10.1.23

Arrangements for the May/June 2023 exam series

In May/June 2023, English Language A, English Language B and English Literature will be assessed as in their specifications. This means:

English Language A and B: submit video-recordings of students completing the optional spoken language endorsement on the Learner Work Transfer portal (LWT)

English Literature: students will be assessed on Part 3 anthology poetry, and Paper 4ET1 01 returns to its usual format and duration.

Entry deadline

21.3.23

Submit SLE grades on Edexcel Online and video-recordings on the LWT by

15.5.23

Submit coursework marks on Edexcel Online and video sample on the LWT portal by

15.5.23

Resit rules

Please read the resit rules if a student is re-sitting the qualification. These include the option codes for each of the different entry options.

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Changes to English Language A coursework from September 2022

Please make sure you’ve seen the changes and that you are using issue 4 of the specification for students certificating from May/June 2024.

Read the notice explaining the changes to Int GCSE English Language A

Access issue 4 of the specification for students certificating from May/June 2024.

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Changes to when International GCSEs are available for assessment

January 2023 is the last January exam series. After May/June 2023, we will offer Int GCSEs in May/June and November each year.

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New edition of the English Language A student book available from July

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From July, you will be able to order a new edition of the English Language A student book, reflecting the changes to the specification from September 2022, and aligning to current best-practice pedagogy.

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No changes to set texts planned

There are no planned changes to the set texts on either English Language A (the anthology texts) or English Literature, so you can plan your delivery using the texts listed in the specifications.

Exciting developments for onscreen assessment

Following years of research, a track record of millions of onscreen assessments taken in different forms worldwide, and our successful pilot this year, we’re excited to announce that you’ll have the option of onscreen assessment for your students sitting International GCSE English Language A and English Literature from May/June 2023.

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