Essential information
Title: English GCSE Evening
Location: Canterbury College

English GCSE Evening

An essential qualification if you want to go on to further study, and a basic requirement for many jobs, this course will enable you to develop your abilities in reading, understanding and analysing text as well as exploring creative writing.

How will I be assessed?

You will complete 2 final exams, both unseen texts. There will also be a speaking and listening assessment, throughout the course of study.

What may it lead to?

GCSE English is designed to enable students of all abilities to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods as well as to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures. There is also a compulsory speaking and listening component in which advice will be given on delivering presentations to an audience. You will receive a separate award, gaining a pass, merit or distinction.

The course is broken down into 2 units, both assessed using a final, unseen examination:

  • Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (50%)
  • Section A: Reading - one literature fiction text (25%)
  • Section B: Writing - descriptive or narrative writing (25%)
  • Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives (50%)
  • Section A: Reading - one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text (25%)
  • Section B: Writing - writing to present a viewpoint (25%)

Non-examination Assessment: Spoken Language (0% weighting of GCSE):

  • presenting
  • responding to questions and feedback
  • use of Standard English

Entry Requirements

Students need to be aged 18+. Prospective applicants will need a Level 2 Functional Skills certificate, a grade D in English Language, English Literature or English (combined), or will need to complete an aptitude test to be accepted on to the course of study.

Additional Information & Other Costs

There is no fee for GCSE English provided you do not already hold the qualification at grade C or above.

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