English Language GCSE
If you are looking to achieve a higher grade in your English GCSE for further education or employment, this course is for you.
This course is for you if...
...you have not yet taken a GCSE in English
...you are looking to improve your GCSE grade from an 3 or a D to a 4 or more.
This course is available as a daytime course and through the Adult Education department for students aged 19 and over.
Level 1 or 2 Numeracy courses and GCSE Maths combine well with this course. Other vocational courses would also combine well with this course, including Business Technology, Maths, Travel & Tourism and more.
What topics will I study?
English is important: a huge amount of what we do every day involves speaking, listening, reading and writing. GCSE English Language is about developing skills in these areas.
GCSE English Language provides you with a key qualification respected by employers and required by universities.
You will develop your writing skills for a variety of purposes and in a variety of forms (fiction and non-fiction).
The course will also develop your reading skills and will involve the study of a range of non-fiction and media texts and one literary text.
You will also work on being a good communicator in terms of both your speaking and listening skills.
What can I do after this course?
Successful completion will enable you to move on to Level 3 vocational courses and A Level courses. It will also help with many jobs requiring GCSE English at grade 4 or above.