English Language

Course Information

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area English Language and Literature
  • Qualification GCSE
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Course Length 1 year

The GCSE English Language course offers a student-centred approach to learning, while also ensuring that all learners have access to appropriate support and guidance throughout the course. This might be through the provision of supplementary resources to boost exam skills, for example, or by 1-1 support, with learning support specialists if required.

Most lessons are classroom-based and on-going assessment will be through class work, homework and mock exams. Final assessment will be through two exams in June. Paper 1 is Fiction and Imaginative Writing and Paper 2 is Non-Fiction and Transactional writing. You are also likely to receive a separate grade for your speaking and listening skills. You will also be expected to do approximately 2 hours homework per week. This might be set by your teacher, but could also be self-generated and independent.

You will also have access to online resources and exercises.

You will improve your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

The GCSE English team want to make your learning experience as engaging as possible and we will study texts related to current issues and the wider world as well as looking at classic texts.

We seek to offer an experience of English which meets the maturity and interests of our learners, and tailor the course to match the wider college environment. This means that lessons are active and varied, and we try – wherever possible – to include material and activities that are related to a student’s main college programme.

Students have opportunities to go into the city to carry out activities and assignments such as creative writing, and there may be the opportunity to take part in cinema or theatre trips.

Contact us for further information about suitable study options.



Entry Requirements

You need four GCSEs at Grade 3 including English Language at 2 or 3 or above.

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