English Language GCSE
The English Language GCSE course is for you if you have a grade D or a 3 in GCSE English Language and/or are considered by the tutors to be capable of successfully completing the course in one year. An assessment will be carried out before you begin the course. You will study 19th-century classic fiction, non-fiction texts, transactional writing and imaginative writing. You will also have the opportunity to improve both your literacy and your spoken language.
*This course is FREE for those who have not yet obtained a grade C/4 or above in this GCSE – see below for further information.
We have a range of GCSE English course on offer, from both our City Centre and Somer Valley Campuses, as well as online delivery (please ask about this at interview). Your level will be decided at interview, and the times and dates can be found below. Simply apply for the campus that best suits you.
City Centre Campus:
Tuesdays – 9am – 12:20pm
Wednesdays 9am – 12:20pm
Wednesdays 6pm – 9:20pm
Somer Valley Campus:
What topics are covered?
You will cover reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also study a modern novel as well as having a variety of opportunities to improve the standard of your writing.
Who is the course aimed at?
This course is aimed at those who wish to achieve a grade 4 or above in the qualification.
What are the entry requirements?
The course is for you if you have a minimum of grade D or a 3 in GCSE English Language and/or are considered by the tutors to be capable of successfully completing the course in one year. An assessment will be carried out before you begin the course.
What qualifications will I gain?
You will gain a GCSE in English.
Who is the awarding body?Edexcel
How will I learn?
You will learn in a class room working individually, in small groups and discussing in large groups.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed via an exam.
How much does this course cost?
This course is FREE for those who are yet to achieve a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English.
What funding is available?For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.
Which department is this course in?DEAM (Department of English & Maths)
Where will I need to go on my first day?On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus or the Reception in the Cam Building at Somer Valley Campus, depending upon where you have chosen to do this course.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a pen and paper with you to class.
What else do I need to know?To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.
The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.
Where can I find out more information?If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext. 720 or email email@example.com.
If you are not sure which course would be right for you, we offer FREE Careers Advice to any person aged 19 or over. Our advisers can help you search for a suitable course or other learning and training opportunities.