Course


GCSE English Language

Study Level


Course Code


GCSE English Language

Location


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus

Duration


1 Year

FT / PT


Part-time

The course is designed to enhance your reading, writing and speaking and listening to prepare you for further study and employment.

Reading

  • Understanding fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Identifying language techniques used in texts for effect
  • Evaluating trends in the way we speak, text and write

Writing

  • Writing fiction and non-fiction texts for purpose and effect
  • Essay-writing
  • Improving spelling, punctuation and grammar

Non-examination Assessment: Spoken Language

  • Presenting
  • Responding to questions and feedback
  • Use of Standard English

Having a C/Level 4 or above in English is exactly what employers are looking for. Employers are complaining about young people having poor reading and writing skills – the Government’s response was to make GCSE English compulsory until a grade C/Level 4 is achieved.
As well as being able to show off your C grade/Level 4, the writing of your CV and covering letters is likely to vastly improve as you gain knowledge of how to write in different formats and styles. You will learn about using language for specific purposes which will help you persuade employers to take you on!

Requirements

A D-grade/Level 3 in English Language or a Level 2 in Functional English. If your prior attainment is lower than this you will study Functional English to prepare you for GCSE English.

Assessment

There are two written exams in June to assess your skills in: Exploration in Creative Reading and Writing, and Writers’ Viewpoint and Perspectives. The papers contain a mix of short, longer form and extended questions.

Progression

Having a GCSE in English will open more doors for you:

With a suitable Level 3 qualification and your GCSE, you could go to university

You can progress on to level 3 courses in practical or theoretical subjects

You could go on to A Levels

You’ll be immediately more employable

Writing assignments in other subjects will be easier

Finding and applying for work will be easier

You’re more likely to gain an apprenticeship/traineeship

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