Pearson Edexcel is the brand name for academic and general qualifications from Pearson, including GCSEs and A levels, as well as some vocational qualifications, including NVQs and Functional Skills.
Designed to advance learners’ skills while developing knowledge, Edexcel’s qualifications help learners either progress to higher education or go directly into employment. They are grounded in the quality and traditions of the British education system made relevant for today’s UK and international learners.
In the UK, Edexcel qualifications are suitable for a wide range of learners aged from 14 to 19. International schools can also offer the Edexcel Primary and Lower Secondary Curricula, so learners range from 8 to 19 years old.
What is Edexcel?
Edexcel is a qualification brand for academic and generation qualifications from Pearson.
Edexcel began as an awarding organisation following the merger of London Examinations and BTEC in 1996. After Pearson became our awarding organisation in April 2013, Edexcel became a qualification brand, now standing as one of Pearson’s leading brands.
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What are Pearson Edexcel Qualifications?
Edexcel’s qualifications are world renowned and highly respected, giving learners the opportunity to succeed in life, learning and employment.
Why take an Edexcel Qualification?
Edexcel has helped thousands of people make progress in their lives, whether in the classroom or in the workplace.
By combining world-class qualification standards with a forward thinking approach and international content, Edexcel qualifications are the ideal pathway to today’s top universities, offering learners access to tomorrow’s global opportunities.
They also offer teachers the high-tech support they need to help students achieve their full potential and make the most of these opportunities.
Where can Edexcel take me?
Our Edexcel qualifications can give you a variety of options, such as:
setting you on the right path into employment
the opportunity to continue in education
the opportunity to undertake an Apprenticeship.
We know you have options after GCSE, including AS or A level, Applied A level, BTEC Nationals, NVQs or a BTEC Apprenticeship. And after A levels you might apply for university, BTEC Higher Nationals, BTEC Apprenticeships or take your first steps into employment.
Whatever your plans, Edexcel’s academic and general qualifications can take you in the right direction.
Whats the difference between Edexcel and Cambridge board?
Edexcel and Cambridge are both examination bodies. Both carry out a curriculum designed for students from Year 1 to A-levels.
However, the two most popular examination boards offered in the UK currently are Pearson Edexcel and Oxford International AQA. Edexcel has been developed by domain specialists and is subject to routine review to keep the subjects updated and relevant. They offer over 40 subjects with examinations taken at the end of the course. Edexcel is recognized internationally and holds a very high standard. International Edexcel students are given the same status as British GCSEs when evaluating candidates for university admission. As the system has been designed to keep the courses and syllabus up to date and current, many universities give marginal preference to this qualification for admission to courses of study which are swiftly evolving. We at British International school have years of experience delivering the Edexcel curriculum and preparing our students for board examinations all the way from Year 1 to A-Levels. The Edexcel curriculum prompts teacher-student engagement, it is not as simple as an educator delivering a class by the practice of repeated reading and writing without necessarily understanding the subject/topic. The curriculum stipulates our educators to spark discussion in class and to connect with every student.