Pearson Edexcel has set the standard for worldwide recognised qualifications, built on the UK educational system and accepted by universities worldwide, for more than 150 years.
As the UK’s largest awarding organisation, Pearson Edexcel is best placed to provide qualifications that are recognised as being most closely aligned to the British educational system.
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.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.
Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Levels (IAL) and GCE A levels are widely recognised by universities in the UK and worldwide for entry onto undergraduate degree programmes. Whether you’re a school, university, student, or parent, look at the support we offer for progress to university.
BTECs are high-quality, career-focused qualifications grounded in the real world of work. This means BTEC learners develop and apply the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers and universities are looking for. BTECs can be taken alongside, or in place of, GCSEs and A levels and support students’ preferred progression route to university, an Apprenticeship or into a career. These qualifications are developed with employers, teachers, government, and industry experts and are endorsed by employers and Higher Education institutions.The British International School of Casablanca is the first school in Morocco to be Pearson Edexcel accredited since March 2021 and BISC is offering the BTEC Business for the first time this academic year.