Length of course one year
Grade D in GCSE English Language.
Why study GCSE English?
We offer the opportunity to improve your GCSE English grade. We have a large team of experienced and dedicated teachers and our pass rate is higher than the national average. The course is an intensive one-year programme, with a focus on developing the skills that will enable you to make progress. You will have three hours of lessons every week.
A grade C or above in GCSE English is required for nearly all further and higher education and for a wide range of employment.
We teach the AQA Level 1/2 Certificate (IGCSE), which is recognised by universities and employers as an equivalent to a GCSE course.
What do I study?
The course consists of three units.
Paper 1: Reading and writing non-fiction texts. 50% of total mark. This will be assessed by an exam in June.
Paper 2: Source based reading and writing. 40% of total mark. This will be assessed by an exam in June or one coursework task set by teachers.
Speaking and Listening: One individual presentation done in college during the year. 10% of total mark.
Students can be entered for higher or foundation tiers.