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Subject update | 4 January 2023

January teaching English update

Dear Colleagues

I hope you’ve had a good break and feel ready to embark on the new term and 2023.

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As we move into January, our focus turns towards guiding students through coursework and the Spoken Language Endorsement, before internal moderation and submission by 15 May 2023, which falls 4 weeks after the Easter holidays this year.

I have scheduled free online submission support sessions for each qualification group in this period:

Date Time Title & details Booking link
20 April 2023 08:00-09:00 GMT International GCSE English: Submission support for coursework (session runs am and pm to suit UK and other locations) Book now
20 April 2023 16:00-17:00 GMT International GCSE English: Submission support for coursework (session runs am and pm to suit UK and other locations) Book now
19 April 2023 16:00-17:00 GMT GCSE English Language: Submission support for the spoken language endorsement Book now
19 April 2023 16:00-17:00 GMT A Level English: Submission support for coursework Book now

Access to padlocked resources for home educators, private tutors and private candidates


We removed a number of padlocks in autumn 2022. Please see the updated guidance below. 

Access to resources for home educators and private tutors

GCSE

Good luck to those receiving their results for 1EN0 and 1EN2 on 12 January 2023. Examiner reports will be published on 17 January.

Please see the guidance on submitting your video-recordings and spoken language endorsement grades. 

We have 17 GCSE events scheduled January to March: Lit in Colour events for each of our diversity texts (Boys Don’t Cry, Refugee Boy, Coram Boy and The Empress); ‘Targeting Grades 4/5 or 8 and 9’; ‘New to the qualification’ and networks.

Browse and book forthcoming training


AOC webinar: overview of GCSE English Language 2.0 and hearing from Boston College about their experience of delivering the qualification

On 16 January, 16:00 to 17:00, come along and hear from Pearson and Boston College about what GCSE English Language 2.0 has to offer.

Register for this free (to AOC members), online event

International GCSE

Please see the guidance on submitting your video-recordings and spoken language endorsement grades.

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Join me to look at some areas that teachers frequently ask for support with:

  • Preparing students for anthology poetry in summer 2023 (after several series where the poetry was not assessed).
  • Approaches to context on 4ET1 01 Modern Prose & 4ET1 02 Literary Heritage Texts
  • Writing on drama as drama (Modern Drama)
  • Onscreen assessment
  • Approaches to coursework
  • Admin arrangements for the summer 2023 exam series.
Date Time Title & details Booking link
23 February 2023 16:00-17:30 GMT Int GCSE English Literature 4ET1 virtual network Book now

Good luck to those students sitting exams in January.

The Learner Work Transfer portal and Edexcel Online are open for mark/grade/sample submission by 10 January 2023.

Exams run 9-16 January 2023.

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Secure publication of January 2023 exam materials on our website (Edexcel Online login required for access):

  • Question papers: 31.1.23
  • Mark schemes: 21.2.23
  • Examiner reports: 7.3.23
  • Results day: 2.3.23

For 4ET1 we will publish the question papers and mark schemes on 20 January 2023 so that you have earlier access to papers containing the poetry anthology question.

A kind colleague has shared a composite 4ET1 01 for you to use as a mock including the anthology poetry if you need one before January. We will release the question paper and the mark scheme (under padlock) of the January 2023 Int GCSE English Literature 4ET1 01 paper early on 20.1.23 so that you have 2 secure papers in the correct format with anthology poetry (4ET1 01 & 4ET1 01 R) to use for students preparing for the June 2023 exam series, in addition to the composite paper.

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If you are doing coursework with Y10 for summer 2024 submission, please use this authentication sheet.

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Click on the ‘onscreen assessment’ tab on the 4EA1 or 4ET1 pages to access info and FAQs.

Onscreen assessment

Watch a video giving an idea of what the onscreen experience is like.

Sign up to try out the online exam environment.

Students sitting exams onscreen in June 2023 have 1 Pearson-marked mock included in their entry fee. For 4EA1/4EB1 & 4ET1 the mocks service is onscreen.

A level

Please see the guidance on submitting your coursework marks and samples.

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Planning mocks?

Mocks service and new moderation service

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

Mocks marking service

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