The Edexcel Level 1/ Level 2 Certificates (International GCSEs for UK state schools)
An additional option to engage and inspire students
We're pleased to confirm that our Edexcel Level 1/2 Certificate in English Language will count in the performance measures (five A*-C including English and maths and the English Baccalaureate) in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The Edexcel Level 1/2 Certificate in English Literature will also count in school performance tables in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and, as such, will not be viewed as non-GCSE qualifications in the performance table rules.
See a list of qualifications that count in the EBacc here.
As with GCSE, students must take both the Certificate in English Language and the Certificate/GCSE in English Literature and achieve at least a grade C in English Language. This is to ensure that anyone achieving the Level 2 threshold has studied the whole English curriculum. With the inclusion of the new English Certificates, you also have choices to offer:
- Certificate in English Language with GCSE English Literature
- GCSE English language with Certificate in English Literature.
This information will be updated each year upon publication of the Key Stage 4 performance tables. For more information about this, see our Edexcel Certificate FAQs.