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English Language GCSE
Qualification:
4170 GCSE English Language 
Starts:
22/09/2016 
Ends:
15/06/2017 
Weeks:
32 
Days:
Thr 
Study Mode
Part-Time 
Assessment:
Exams and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Other 
Course Code:
HDGLA1B 
 
Entry Requirements
Students progressing from school are expected to have a Grade ā€™Dā€™ in GCSE English. In addition, prior to the start of the course, some applicants may be directed to sit an initial assessment, writing in English, to enable tutors to determine their suitability. Some may require a year of Functional Skills English first. Applications from mature students with a lower GCSE grade, or no previous attempts are welcome.
 
 

English Language GCSE

This course is completed over one year. Wherever you study GCSE English Language, the course requirements are the same.


About the Course

This course is completed over one year. Wherever you study GCSE English Language, the course requirements are the same.
The focus is on developing your writing skills and improving the quality of the English you use. You will also develop your ability to analyse the language used in different texts.


Key Units

It will involve four essays and three oral activities in the areas of:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening 
Writing
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Narrative Writing
Reading
  • Response to a work of literary fiction
  • Analysis of a spoken language transcript
Oral activities include: 
  • Group discussion
  • Paired work 
  • Individual presentation
Exams
  • Two exams 
There is one final written exam in June split into two consecutive one hour papers (reading and writing).



Entry Requirements

Students progressing from school are expected to have a Grade ā€™Dā€™ in GCSE English. In addition, prior to the start of the course, some applicants may be directed to sit an initial assessment, writing in English, to enable tutors to determine their suitability. Some may require a year of Functional Skills English first. Applications from mature students with a lower GCSE grade, or no previous attempts are welcome.


Assessment

Exams 


Where does this Lead

The course can lead to:

  • Employment, where a minimum GCSE grade 'C' is required.
  • Entry to a wide range of Advanced/Level 3 vocational and academic courses.
  • Further study of English Literature or Language at AS or Access level.


Future Opportunities

The course will also enable you to prepare for a higher level study, such as Access courses, and improve your job prospects. At the end of the course you will be expected to sit a nationally recognised exam.