Accelerating Progress

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About this course

What is it?

ASDAN’s Accelerating Progress courses support young people in building the essential skills needed to make progress in English and mathematics at GCSE.

Written by experienced practising specialists, the courses consist of a series of challenges supported by high-quality resources. These materials can be used to support whole class teaching or by learners working independently.

Learners complete engaging challenges in the learner workbook and gather any additional evidence in their portfolio. The workbooks, created for 2020, include space for tutors to log feedback for each completed challenge with a record of progress page to demonstrate students’ progress throughout the course. The course can also be accessed via ASDAN’s e-portfolio.

Find out more about Accelerating Progress: English and Accelerating Progress: mathematics:


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Who are they for?

The programmes have been designed to support learners in Years 10 and 11 in England. 

They can also be used to support post-16 students undertaking GCSE resits in English and mathematics. 

If desired, these courses can also be used in Year 9 to explore the more challenging aspects of the specification.

How can they be delivered?

These flexible courses can be delivered in a variety of different ways, including during after-school intervention sessions and for students retaking their English and mathematics GCSEs in Years 12 and 13. 

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What it involves

Learners can access the course in two ways:

  • Learner workbook: Learners can complete challenges in the learner workbook and gather additional evidence in their portfolio. The workbooks include space for tutors to log feedback, with record of progress page to demonstrate students’ progress throughout the course
  • E-portfolio: Each learner will receive a login for the e-portfolio, where they will be able to view challenges, upload evidence and access resources. The e-portfolio shows learners’ recent activity and which challenge they need to move on to next.


All costs shown below are per candidate, unless otherwise stated. Each learner will need their own copy of the student book. 
Books or registrations purchased for Accelerating Progress are valid for three years from the date of purchase.

Item Price
Accelerating Progress tutor support manual (per course) £165 +VAT
Accelerating Progress learner workbook (per learner, per course) £14.95 +VAT
Learner registrations £10.95
Accelerating Progress PDF certificate Free
Accelerating Progress printed and foiled certificate (optional, per learner, per course) £2.95

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