GCSE English

Course Overview

Gaining a qualification in English Language is essential for further training or employment. This course will help you achieve your goals and offers you a range of skills that will give you the confidence in both written and oral English Language. Classes will focus on individual needs and abilities and offer a wide range of innovative teaching and learning approaches to help you achieve your goals.

Course Requirements

Any adult can apply for GCSE English. Those who have a grade D or equivalent grade 3, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Literacy (English) achieved within the last 5 years will be interviewed for suitability but will not need to go initial assessment. For applicants that have older qualifications/no formal qualifications, your basic Literacy skills will be initially assessed through a written task at enrolment as well as the standard interview for suitability.

Please note: we are unable to offer you a resit if you already have a grade C or equivalent grade 4.

Course Skills & Benefits

This is an essential qualification for employment and/or further training.

Mandatory Units

Component 1 – Reading 20th Century Fiction; Writing for creative effect
Component 2 – Reading 19th and 21st century texts; Writing for functional use
Component 3 –Spoken Language assessment

Course Progression

We want you to be confident with English and this course is designed to help you improve your skills and attain a higher grade in order to go on to further study or into employment.

Course Assessment

One Spoken Language assessment carried out internally during the year.
Two written exams in June.

Course Finance

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Part-time