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The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your English skills.

Students will read and analyse a range of texts covering 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods and will respond to unseen texts in the GCSE exams. Students will also develop their writing, aiming to be clear, coherent and accurate and use a range of challenging vocabulary and sentence structures.

  • What will I study?

    There are no set texts for the GCSE Language course. The specification offers a skills-based approach to the study of English and to develop reading and writing skills.

    The topics you are likely to study include:

    • Personal writing
    • Literary texts and non-literary texts covering 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods
    • Argumentative, descriptive and persuasive Writing
    • Developing your own spoken language

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal for you if you are interested in extending your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

  • How is the course assessed?
    • 100% examination (two exams)
    • Spoken language assessment(graded separately)
    • The results are graded 1-9 with grade 9 being the highest.
  • General info

    For further information please contact the Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    You will need to complete a literacy assessment before enrolling onto this course.

    Applicants will meet with subject teachers at the literacy assessment. The assessment results decide the outcome of the application and teachers will advise accordingly. Students with previous results of D grade GCSE or Functional Skills pass at Level 1 or Level 2, gained within the last four years, should bring evidence of their qualification with them.

    Please call us on 0300 123 2344 to book an appointment.