Why Should You Take This Course?
If you haven’t 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.
How will I be assessed?
Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing
• Section A - Reading: questions on an unseen 19th-century fiction extract.
• Section B - Writing: a choice of two writing 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 and it is a presentation task.
What could I do next?
English GCSE is a highly desirable qualification and is necessary for entry to many careers and courses in Further and Higher Education.
If you wish to apply for 2020-2021 academic year, please complete the online application form.