GCSE English Language

Course content

Course introduction

This course develops your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. It will prepare you to use these vital skills in further study, employment and society as a whole. You will be encouraged to become a critical reader of a range of texts. You will demonstrate skills of reading with understanding, and be able to explain how writers use language to achieve particular effects. You will be encouraged to write accurately and fluently, and to demonstrate how you can adapt your writing style and language for a range of different contexts and purposes. You will develop confidence as a speaker and a listener in both individual and group situations. You will speak clearly and purposefully, demonstrating how you can adapt your language to different situations and audiences.



Specific course entry requirements

To study a Level 2 programme you will have achieved a minimum of three grade 3s in your GCSEs, in addition to a grade 3 in English Language (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

100% exam

What will I study?

During the year you will study 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, 19th and 21st Century Non—Fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing, and Spoken Language.

Where will this course lead me?

This course could lead to a Level 3 programme of study or employment.
Student learning

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey