English Language - GCSE





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About the course

A GCSE in English is vital in today's job market and a minimum requirement for many courses.  This course is designed to develop confidence and competence in speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. It will also help improve your grammar, spelling and punctuation, encourage active reading and develop your ability to write for different audiences and purposes.

Entry Requirements

You need to undertake a BKSB assessment and score at least level 2 in order to enrol on this course. You will be asked to do a piece of writing. If you score below level 2 we have a wide range of courses that may be suitable for you to build your existing skills and then progress onto this course.

The course is free to all adults who do not previously have a GCSE English A*-C.

What will I do on this course?

There will be a variety of tutor led, whole class, small group and individual activities using various media. The course also requires substantial work out of class time.

  • Develop writing skills to express ideas and information clearly and accurately
  • Improve reading skills through analysis of fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Analyse spoken and written language
  • Make connections between ideas, texts, words and images
  • Develop speaking and listening skills in pairs, small groups and individual presentations
How Is this course assessed?

Reading and writing skills will be assessed through 2 one-hour examinations and a controlled assessment. A folder of coursework will be completed in class but under exam conditions. This will comprise descriptive writing, a short story, an essay on a set novel and a commentary on a spoken English text. Speaking and listening skills will be assessed throughout the course.

What could I do next?

This qualification is a valuable entry qualification for a variety of courses and careers.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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