Edexcel GCSE English Language (9-1)

Edexcel GCSE English Language (9-1)

Tiering and progression

Structured support for different abilities

We've developed a new progression scale for English. Our series of progression maps respresents our view of how learners progress in reading and writing.

The progression maps are divided into twelve 'steps' of increasing demand to create the Pearson Progression Scale.

We've done this because we know it's important for you to understand and monitor progress of your students, to ensure they're on track to achieve their potential at GCSE. The removal of national curriculum levels, a new grading structure at GCSE (9-1 replacing A*-G) and the emphasis on measuring progress from 11-16 through Progress 8 has made this even more important.

Our ActiveLearn Digital Service is organised into six Tiers based on those progression steps. The table below indicates which ability profile (i.e. which ‘steps’) each tier is most appropriate for.

Tiering and progression table