English GCSE

Entry Requirements:

A grade 3 in English or equivalent. The November resit is available to students.

Why Should You Take This Course?

If you haven’t managed to achieve your grade 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. Don’t worry, we will help you pass the course. We believe you can do it.

Course Content
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. We use a topic based approach, investigating a range of important issues such as attitudes towards disability, homelessness, racism and prejudice and young people and crime.

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.

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