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Subject update | 19 April 2024

April 2024 teaching English update

I hope you have enjoyed a good break and feel ready for the final term of the academic year.

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Lit in Colour pioneers (GCSE and A level)

Apply by 30 April to gain free access to a variety of content, including free set texts, training, digital resources and a Lit in Colour mini library with 200 free Penguin books by Black, Asian and minority ethnic writers. 

Lit in Colour Student Conference, 10 July 2024 in Birmingham (The Birmingham Rep/Birmingham Library)

Sign up now for this free event open to all GCSE and A level students will include lots of exciting sessions, inspiring content and practical takeaways.

Bloomsbury Lit in Colour student scene-writing competition
for students aged 14-19

Drawing on ideas, themes and dramatic inspiration present in the Lit
in Colour Pioneers curriculum play texts - such as 'The Empress' and 'Refugee Boy',
Bloomsbury are giving students the opportunity to write their own scene for the
stage around the theme of ‘belonging’.

Access all the links.

This week, we wrote to all centres with entries for our two English language GCSEs to inform you about some minor amendments to the writing mark schemes.

Access the information for:


1EN2 (2.0)

We’re delighted to announce that from September 2024, students have two additional choices: ‘Western Lane’ by Chetna Maroo and ‘Klara and the Sun’ by Kazuo Ishiguro. First assessment is in May/June 2026.

Access key resources for revision for each of our qualifications:

GCSE, which includes question summaries updated with the November 2023 exam series

International GCSE, which includes question summaries updated with the November 2023 exam series as well as new guidance on writing text types for English Language A and B.

A level


Edexcel Online and the Learner Work Transfer portal are open and displaying your sample.

Submit coursework marks and samples by 15 May 2024.

Slides and video-recordings of support sessions on submission and exam briefings

Updated submission guidance
Updated authentication sheets
Prescribed edition reminders for literature exams
Word counts

Access the support

Summer 2024 support for students

Access student support from Ofqual, JCQ and Pearson. 

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As we make the final preparations for the summer series, we have a few questions for you. Please take one minute toanswer this short form.

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We have some great courses on offer in April and May.

Book now using the search term ‘functional skills’.

Find out more.

‘Last dates’ for assessment in the 2023-2024 academic year

Please see the guidance

Multi-Factor Authentication on Edexcel Online

Most Edexcel Online users are now successfully using our authenticator app when opening padlocked materials.

Access trouble-shooting help to overcome MFA issues.

Learner Work Transfer portal

Access support with managing your submissions on the LWT.

Good luck with your submissions and the last stages of preparing students for their exams.


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