GCSE English Language
This course follows the new specification GCSE English Language, which grades students from 9-1 instead of from A*-G. A grade 5 is broadly equivalent to a ‘high’ grade C. There will be one exam in June and 100% term-time attendance is expected between September and the exam date. The course is fast-paced in order to cover the required material to be prepared for the summer examinations. Students must be prepared to work hard both inside and outside of class
Due to the fast pace of the course and the depth of English Language content, students are required to have a grade D/3 at GCSE or a Level 2 Functional English certificate, obtained within the past 5 years. Candidates without an appropriate entry qualification will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. In all cases, entry onto the course is also subject to an initial assessment and a short interview. Having made an application, you will be invited in to meet the course leader, find out about the course, and then, should you wish to proceed with your application, you will be invited in for an initial assessment session.
What will I do?
Learners will study one evening (3hrs) per week between September and the summer examinations in June. Attendance is compulsory.
What will it give me?
You will be studying towards a GCSE in English Language, and your final grade with be between 9-1 which is the new course specification for Maths and English. A grade 5 is broadly equivalent to a ‘high’ grade C.
You will need basic stationary items (pens, pencils, highlighter, file etc).
What can I do when I finish?
GCSE English is necessary for most careers and for progression into further and higher education.
If you would like to apply, please click on the APPLY section below. Alternatively, you can attend one of our Open Evenings and chat to staff or contact us on 01388 443000 and speak to a member of the English team. Thank you.
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