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.
You will complete two final exams, both unseen texts. There will also be a speaking and listening assessment, throughout the course of study.
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 two units, both assessed using a final, unseen examination:
Non-examination Assessment: Spoken Language (0% weighting of GCSE):
You must be 19+ when you start the course and entry will be subject to a pre-course assessment to indicate if you are working at Level 2 or GCSE grade 3/D standard.
*There is no fee for GCSE English provided you do not already hold the qualification at grade C or above, and are over 19.