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Subject update | 22 May 2024

May 2024 teaching English update

With coursework and spoken language endorsement submissions behind us, it’s time to focus on exams and planning for the next academic year.

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Prescribed edition reminders: for this summer’s exams and for teaching in 2024-2025

Access reminders about set texts

If you’re buying new editions of ‘Macbeth’ or Romeo and Juliet’, you might like to consider our lovely accessible versions in a really generous format. The price is generous too: £4.17 per copy until the end of September 2024.

Order now with discount code ACCSHAKE30 to get 30% off your order.

Mobile phones in exam bases

Access reminders about avoiding the most common form of malpractice.

Understanding more about how exams work

#Examsspelledout is a series of short videos that take a look at the assessment process to help students, parents, carers and teachers understand how exams work. Questions include: how exam papers are created; how we support students with different needs; what happens to your exam papers after they have left your school; who marks your papers; grade boundaries and post-results support.

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Exam timetables for May/June 2024 and 2025

Access the 2024 and next summer’s exam timetables.

Spotlight on revision

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

Access assessment materials from the May/June 2024 exam series when they become available.

Dates when assessment materials will be released (with Edexcel Online login)


As we head towards the end of the academic year, don’t forget to order any anthologies you need for next year so that they can be delivered before the end of the summer term.

Get instructions for ordering anthologies.


We are excited to announce that we’re offering the opportunity for colleges across the country to find out more about our GCSE English Language 2.0 at several free online regional networks this summer.

Find out more and book now

We also have free networks for GCSE English language 1EN0 and GCSE English Literature 1ET0

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A level

Setting up coursework for your 2024-2025 cohort

Access the key guidance for each A level 

Register for a free A level Literature coursework support session on 11 June 2024.

Or book onto courses offering a spotlight on teaching prose, teaching poetry and teaching different interpretations.

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Don't miss two great free upcoming events from the British Library

Online CPD for English teachers: Gothic literature in context, 24 June 4pm - 5.15pm

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Special livestreamed schools event: Black British history through music, with Jeffrey Boakye, 1 July 10.30am – 11.30am

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Come to an event on 20 June, 4-5pm (BST)

Welcome to centres considering joining us for 2024-2025. Come along on 20 June to get all the information you need to get started.

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Festival of Functionality #3

Join us for an incredible 17+ hours of free learning at our autumn Festival of Functionality.

Browse all the courses and book your place now.

Sign up now for this free event open to all GCSE and A level students. Look forward to an inspiring tribute to Benjamin Zephaniah, a poetry slam and a performance from the Bloomsbury drama competition winners. You’ll hear from author and Co-Director of Education, Prof Farah Karim-Cooper and novelist and lecturer, Ashley Hickson-Lovence, along with other exciting guests.

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We wish all students, their parents, teachers and school communities the very best of luck over the exam period.


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