English

Subject update | 23 September 2022

All set for the 2022-2023 academic year

Get key updates on all our English qualifications for the new academic year.

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Key updates for the 2022-2023 academic year

I have gathered the key updates for the year in presentations for the main qualification groups. These include information on AI/adjustments for 2022-2023 (confirming that AI applies for November 2022 and thereafter we expect all assessments to return to usual [as in the specification] for all subsequent exam series), key dates for coursework/spoken language endorsement submissions and an amazing range of upcoming training:

Upcoming training


Presentations and recordings

GCSE slides Recording
International GCSE slides Recording                                                 
A level slides Recording                         

General reminders

Anthologies

Access the ordering instructions

The access code is KEHSY.

Teacher profiles on Edexcel Online

To save you time at key points in the year, please take a minute to work with your exams officer to make sure that teachers in the English department have the correct profile on Edexcel Online.

  • To open locked past papers or anthologies on the website: ‘basic access’ must be ticked
  • To access students’ scripts: ‘exam viewer’ must be ticked
  • To access centre moderator reports: ‘results’ must be ticked
  • To enter coursework marks/spoken language endorsement grades: ‘coursework and portfolio’ must be ticked
  • To use ResultsPlus (a separate website): ‘resultsplus’ must be ticked in Edexcel Online.
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Competition-My Twist on a Tale: Represent!

My Twist on a Tale, our popular FREE writing competition, is back for the fourth year running with a brand-new theme, Represent! – and we can’t wait to read the entries!

Find out more and enter now

GCSE reminders

AI for 1EN0 and 1EN2 in November 2022.

Please see the issue 5 specification for English Language 1EN0 and the issue 2 specification for 2.0 which include:

  • Minor changes to the format of 1EN0
  • Additional guidance on transactional writing types for 1EN0 and 2.0.

Spoken language endorsement: remember to video-record a sample of your assessments for submission by 15 May 2023 for the June 2023 exam series. The sample will be submitted on the Learner Work Transfer portal (LWT). There’s guidance in the specifications and in the admin support guide.

Admin support guide

Book your place on 16 live events coming up across our 3 GCSEs.
 

A level

Check out our new ‘Pioneering Women Writers: A Guide’ for some great ideas for coursework texts.

‘Pioneering Women Writers: A Guide’

Book your place on coursework marking training for each A level; 9EN0 03 pre-release Q&A in January; ‘New to A level English Literature’ & ‘Summer 2022 feedback’ for English literature.

Coursework marking training

Text changes on 9ET0: please note in the issue 7 specification the four new texts added, for first assessment at A level in June 2024, and the 4 texts that will no longer be assessed after June 2023.

Issue 7 specification

International GCSE reminders

English Language A: please note the changes to coursework affecting certification from June 2024. Spoken language endorsement samples are required in January 2023 and all subsequent exam series. These will be submitted digitally on the LWT.

Changes to coursework

English Literature: Students will be assessed on the full specification in January 2023 (including Part 3 of the poetry anthology) and in all subsequent exam series.

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Onscreen assessment in June 2023
Your students can sit their 4EA1 and 4ET1 exams onscreen in June 2023.

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Planning mocks?

Don’t forget you can order hard copy, summer 2022 exam papers (at a nominal charge) to use for mocks. Order by the end of September.

Order summer 2022 exam papers


Mocks service and new moderation service

Have us mark your mocks or use the moderation service to get feedback on your department’s marking of GCSE English Language.

Pearson edexcel mocks service

Moderation service

Most questions are answered in the FAQs and the terms and conditions.

Take a look at a MAT talking about the impact of using the moderation service.

Festival of Functionality

If you’re teaching Functional Skills, do visit the Festival page. We have a really wide range of training events on offer and a keynote address from Jonathan Kay, an expert in the delivery of post-16 English and Maths on 7 October, 9-10am.

Festival of Functionality

Online tuition with Pearson Tutoring

We’re expanding out offer to include GCSE and A level English literature. Find out more and let us know if you’re interested.

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I hope the term continues to run smoothly and look forward to supporting you this year.


Best wishes

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