GCSE English


Introduction to this course

This course will help you develop your ability to read and understand different types of text, write in a range of styles and improve your speaking and listening skills. The course covers personal and narrative writing, analysis of a novel and a written analysis of a spoken language transcript.


If you do not already have GCSE English and Maths at grade C, this course may be free.



How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here



Entry Requirements

You need to complete the initial assessments and have a real enthusiasm and a real desire to achieve grade C.


It is desirable for students to already have a grade D in GCSE English or a Level 2 in Functional Skills, but this is not essential.



Duration of this Course

This is a one year course.


Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm starting from 12/09/2016


Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm starting from 13/09/2016



Career Prospects

GCSE English Language is a gateway qualification for entering employment and joining Further and Higher Education courses. It is essential for anyone considering a career in Education.



How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by four written pieces of coursework and two final exams.



Course content/units

Written Paper 30% (1 Hour)

Unit 1 Studying written language (reading paper)

Written Paper 30% (1 Hour)

Unit 1 Using written language (writing paper)


Controlled Assessment 30%

Studying Written Language: the novel (15%)

Using Language: creative writing (two assignments: 7.5% each: descriptive; narrative)

Unit 4 Spoken Language

Studying spoken language: written controlled assessment on a transcript.

In addition: Speaking and Listening comprising a presentation, a role play and a discussion



Expenses for this course

Course Fees 2017/18: £0 If you do not already have GCSE English and Maths at grade C, this course may be free.


This is a maximum course cost. Please note that fees vary depending upon your personal circumstances and government funding. Additional membership and exam fees may also apply. First year cost only. Additional fees will apply for further years of the course. Please contact the Student & Customer Services Team on 01935 423921 for more information.


You need pens, paper and a folder for your work.