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English GCSE

Entry Requirements:
A grade D/3 in English or below.

Why Should You Take This Course?
If you havenít managed to achieve your grade C/4 you will have to re-sit your English Language GCSE. You will do the course in one year alongside your main programme of study. You will study a wide range of texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including literature and non-fiction as well as other writing such as reviews and journalism. You will also have an element of creative writing.

Course content
Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing
Section A - Reading: Questions on an unseen 19th century text
Section B - Writing: A choice of two tasks. The tasks are linked by a theme to the reading extract.
Paper 2: Non-Fiction and Transactional Writing
Section A - Reading: Questions on two thematically linked, unseen 20th and 21st century non-fiction texts.
Section B - Writing: A choice of two writing tasks. The tasks are linked by a theme to the reading extracts.
Speaking and Listening
This is a separate qualification. There is one assessment to complete, it is a presentation task.


How to apply for this course

2018-2019 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2018-2019 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post