GCSE English Language

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Start Date: 4 September 2023
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Level: Level 2
Time of Day: Daytime
Location: Enfield Centre
Start Date: 4 September 2023
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Level: Level 2
Time of Day: Daytime
Location: Tottenham Centre
Start Date: 4 September 2023
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
Suitable for: Adults
Level: Level 2
Time of Day: Evening
Location: Tottenham Centre
Start Date: 4 September 2023
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
Suitable for: Adults
Level: Level 2
Time of Day: Evening
Location: Enfield Centre

ABOUT THE COURSE

A grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language is a requirement for many higher education courses and careers, including those in the humanities. Over the duration of the course, you will develop enhanced verbal and written communication skills, through a variety of speaking and listening activities, as well as improving your written English skills by constructing arguments in essays, using correct grammar and learning to match your style to the audience and the purpose. You will also be introduced to literature from the English Literary Heritage, including Shakespeare, and be taught how to accurately and fluently read, understand and respond to the texts. Analysis and evaluation of a wide range of texts, such as novels and poetry, are also included to help you to develop your analytical skills.

The GCSE is graded using the linear 9-1 system, with examinations in June. 

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

During the course you will read, write about and discuss:

A range of literary fiction texts for Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing.

A range of non-fiction texts, which might include autobiographies, biographies, diaries, letters, travel writing and leaflets for Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives.

GCSE English courses include a Spoken Language assessment, which takes the form of a presentation in class and responding to questions and feedback.

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • GCSE English Language at grade 2

All applicants must have an assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The course is assessed through a series of controlled assessments and an end-of-year exam.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Adults

Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE, regardless of your age or income. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

GCSE English is necessary for all students wanting to enter higher education or study. It is also a qualification asked for by employers.

NOT SURE WHICH LEVEL
IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Find out more about the courses and levels offered at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London!

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