Key dates for GCE, GCSE, Edexcel Certificate and International GCSE qualifications November 2012 and January 2013Along with half term, the entry date for the January exams series is fast approaching. I thought it would therefore be useful to provide an overview of forthcoming deadlines and of the exams themselves. November 2012 GCSE series (English and English Language)
4th October 2012
Last date for entries
25th-26th October 2012
Requested sample indicated on Edexcelonline
5th November 2012
Last date for submission of controlled assessment marks and samples to moderators
7th November 2012 (pm)
Unit 2 examinations
19th December 2012
Publication of results
January 2013 series
21st October 2012
10th January 2013
Last date for submission of controlled assessment/coursework marks and samples to moderators
7th March 2013
January 2013 exam dates
Unit 2: Developing Skills in Critical Reading
English and English Language
Unit 2: The Writer’s Craft FoundationUnit 2: The Writer’s Craft HigherUnit 2: The Writer’s Voice FoundationUnit 2: The Writer’s Voice Higher
2h2h1h 45m1h 45m
Unit 1: Prose Foundation Unit 1: Prose Higher Unit 2: Poetry Foundation Unit 2: Poetry Higher
1h 45m1h 45m1h 45m1h 45m
Please note that there are additional marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) from January 2013. You can download guidance, here. and an exemplification booklet here. International GCSE/Certificate
English Language A/ Certificate in English Language
English Language B
English Literature/ Certificate in English Literature
Language Diversity and Children’s Language Development
English Language and Literature
Exploring Voices in Speech and Writing
Varieties in Language and Literature
Explorations in Prose and Poetry
Interpretations of Prose and Poetry
These exam times are also available on our exam timetables page, which includes an exam date search function.
You can also view timetables by qualification using the following links:
International GCSE/Edexcel Certificates January
I hope you find this useful.
Clare HavilandEnglish Subject AdvisorTeachingenglish@pearson.com
I am a tad confused.
Our exams officer has been contacted by Kirsty Stewart - 'Closure and Completion', during our half term holiday, to say that marks and samples need to be submitted by 4th November, a Sunday!?
I have had no reply to emails requesting clarification.
I assume 'C&C' have made a mistake and that the originally advised date as above stands.
Given the urgency of the situation I'd appreciate your earliest response.
Thanks for your email and sorry that you did not receive an immediate response from C&C.
The reminder was an error, as you suspected. The correct date is 5th November.I am investigating the cause of the error & will ensure that it is not repeated.Thanks for alerting us and good luck with getting your sample sent off.
Best wishesClare HavilandEnglish Subject Advisor