Why choose Edexcel for GCSE English Literature?
Because we've developed our specifications by listening to English teachers and the wider English community, we believe that they meet your needs - and those of your colleagues and your students. Our four-year GCSE English pilot has enabled us to learn directly from experiences in the classroom, with some 6,000 students inspiring the whole process of developing these new and exciting qualifications.
We’ve also worked alongside English teachers at 100 schools to develop a superb range of resources to support your teaching.
If you're planning to teach Edexcel GCSE English Literature, please let us know here. We can then ensure you receive free resources, including free materials for teaching the Poetry Anthology.
To help you get started, please visit our Support Directory. Here you will find details of the comprehensive support we offer, including the additional support materials available across all our English GCSE specifications and our dedicated English Subject Advisor service.
Our English GCSEs will:
Engage your students, allowing them to study texts that are relevant to them and that will help them to develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
Allow students to reach their full potential with accessible exam papers and controlled assessment tasks
Enable you to teach new texts and approaches alongside the more traditional and familiar.
Key benefits of the Edexcel GCSE in English Literature
Four-part question with a clear framework that is unchanged from series to series. Tried and tested in our pilot, this approach is proven to enable students of all abilities
Option to use the same Different Cultures text so you can share resources and training with GCSE English Unit 2 and GCSE English Language Unit 2
Digital resources to enhance your poetry teaching, including video, audio readings, images, grade improvement activities and worksheets
Free choice of Shakespeare and Contemporary Drama texts allowing you to use current resources or try something new.
Inspiring content designed to challenge and motivate, with engaging assessment that allows all students to show what they know
Our whole approach to developing the content for our English specifications is to ensure they will motivate students of all abilities. With a selection of paper-based or digital pre-release texts, you can choose the type of reading that will engage your students the most.
Planning and delivery to suit you
We’ve thought really hard about the ways in which you might want to deliver English and the resources that you'll need. So you’ll find that we offer different ways of planning your timetable and detailed schemes of work that you can adapt to suit your circumstances.
Controlled assessment that's clearly explained and easy to manage
Our range of tasks enables you to find the right one for each student and offers the option of a hand-written or word-processed response.
An exciting range of teaching materials
Alongside free teacher resources (including schemes of work and sample student answers with examiner commentary), there is a free digital Poetry Anthology to support the English and English Literature specifications. We also offer a wide choice of published materials including teacher guides, assessment packs, ActiveTeach, CD-roms and student books for each specification.
Answers to your questions from our experts
You can email EnglishSubjectAdvisor@edexcelexperts.co.uk or call 0844 372 2188 and count on getting a swift and authoritative answer from our English Subject Advisor team. Alternatively, you can visit the English discussion forum.
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