GCSE English is designed to further improve and enhance personal skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. This qualification is for anyone who has not yet achieved GCSE English at grade 4 (C).
GCSE English Language is designed to develop and enhance personal skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and to encourage learners to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It will prepare learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices and to use language to participate effectively in society and employment.
The course will cover four areas:
- Studying written language
- Using written language
- Literary reading and creative writing
- Spoken language
GCSE English Grade 3 ( D) or equivalent qualification. Functional Skills English Level 2 or equivalent. Applicants will be required to undertake an interview and diagnostic assessment prior to acceptance on the course.
Students should have a working knowledge of sentence structure and paragraph structure and how to write for audience and purpose. Students should also be able to read for inference and meaning. Finally, an individual presentation is part of the assessment, so learners will need to be confident speaking in front of others.
Eduqas GCSE English Language
Assessment of reading and writing will be through two external examination papers, which take place in June. Speaking and listening skills will be assessed through an in-class presentation. Exams: Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing. Component 2: 19th and 20th Century Non - Fiction Reading and Transactional/Prose Reading.
Homework required: one to two hours per week.
This course does not require learners to undertake work experience.
AS Level English Language or English Literature. This qualification can support your application to a vocational qualification. GCSE English at grade 4 (grade C) is required for entry to Higher and some Further Education courses.
Fees and Additional Costs
There are no additional fees associated with this course.
Students are expected to equip themselves with paper and pens.