English GCSE

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

Why Should You Take This Course?
If you havenít managed to achieve your grade C 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 literary non-fiction as well as other writing such as reviews and journalism.

Course content

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Section A: Reading
One literature fiction text
Section B: Writing
Descriptive or narrative writing

Written exam 1 hour 45 Minutes
80 marks
50% of GCSE

Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives

Section A: Reading
One non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text
Section B: Writing
Writing to present a viewpoint

Written exam 1 hour 45 Minutes
80 marks
50% of GCSE

Non-examination Assessment: Spoken Language

Responding to questions and feedback
Use of Standard English

Teacher set throughout course
Marked by teacher
Separate endorsement
(0% weighting of GCSE)

How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post