Summer 2021 exam support

In August 2020 Ofqual confirmed there will be changes to the 2021 examination series due to the impact coronavirus has had on students’ education. In addition, Pearson consulted on the May/June 2021 exam series for International GCSE. The outcomes informed decisions regarding changes to our international qualifications for May/June 2021, taking into consideration the changes to comparable UK qualifications published by Ofqual.

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Links to content support are listed below and we will let you know when further information is added as it becomes available.

Please note that the changes outlined are correct at time of publication and apply to the 2021 exam series only. For students due to be examined in 2022, these changes do not apply.

Changes to Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in English Literature examinations for 2021

The change for the 2021 series is:

  • Anthology poetry will not be assessed in May/June 2021; however Unseen Poetry will still be included in Paper 1.

Details of what this means for our specifications and assessments can be found below:

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