English GCSE

GCSE English Language

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GCSE English Language courses are FREE*

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Extend your reading, writing, spelling and grammar. A GCSE English Language qualification can help you improve your job prospects, or give you the necessary entry requirements for further training.




GSCE English Language

About the course

The GCSE English Language syllabus offers a wide range of opportunities to improve skills in reading, writing and oral communication.

Assessment is through two formal examinations, taken in June. Learners are also required to pass a Speaking and Listening activity. Learners will receive a final grade from 1 to 9.

Subjects covered

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Section A: Reading
Section B: Writing


External examination (taken at the college but assessed by the AQA examining body)

Paper 1 is worth 50% of total GCSE marks; the exam lasts 1.45 hours


Paper 2: Writers Viewpoints and Perspectives
Section A: Reading
Section B: Writing


External examination (taken at the college but assessed by the AQA examining body)

Paper 2 is worth 50% of total GCSE marks; the exam lasts 1.45 hours

Speaking and Listening
All learners will give a 5–10 minute presentation to the class on a topic agreed with the tutor.



To enrol

You will need to attend an English Information, Advice and Assessment session, the next session dates are available in June.

You will need to bring with you:

To book on to the next available session, please call 01702 445700.


* If you haven't been a resident in the UK/European Union (EU) for three years you will be liable to pay additional course fees.