A grade 3 in English or equivalent.
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.
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
Paper 2: Non-Fiction and Transactional Writing
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 into many careers and courses in Further and Higher Education.
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.