Edexcel GCSE Subjects

Edexcel - the name being a portmanteau of "education" and "excellence" - is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK, and offers a variety of courses and qualifications for 14- to 19-year-olds, but is largely used for GCSE and A-level qualifications in the UK.

Although it was initially established as a charitable organisation, Edexcel is now owned by Pearson and is the only privately owned exam board in the UK.

Edexcel offers qualifications in around 50 subject areas, including the core subjects of maths, English and science. However, there are more than 300 choices of topics or subjects attached to the various work-based and NVQ competency qualifications, and Edexcel is a popular choice for BTEC and NVQ qualifications too.

Below you’ll find our carefully curated and comprehensive lists which are organised by GCSE subject – these allow you to find textbooks and all the study and revision material you need to successfully pass your GCSEs.

Looking for another GCSE exam board? We also have comprehensive lists for AQA, OCR, WJEC/EDUQAS and IGCSE, as well as CCEA students in Northern Ireland. Additionally, you can also browse recommendations for KS4 students on managing exam stress, health and wellbeing and careers.