English Language GCSE
Start Date: 4th September 2024
More about the course
Our part-time GCSE course will give you a chance to study at a time that suits you. Classes are 2 hours long and occur on Tuesday or Wednesday from 6pm-8pm.
The course aims to improve your writing, reading and oral communication skills and it may also enhance your employment and progression prospects.
What will I learn?
Component 1 (1EN0/01)
- Reading - questions on an unseen 19th-century fiction extract
- Writing - a choice of two writing tasks, linked by a theme to the reading extract
Component 2 (1EN0/02)
- Reading - questions on two thematically linked, unseen non-fiction extracts
- Writing - a choice of two writing tasks, linked by a theme to the reading extracts
- Speaking and Listening – one presenting task that will be recorded for the exam board
What will I achieve?
If you successfully complete this course, you will receive an EDEXCEL GCSE English Language
How am I assessed?
All students must complete (01, 02 and 03 or 04) to be awarded the GCSE (9–1) in English Language**
Paper (01) 64 marks – 1 hour 45 mins written paper 40% of the total GCSE
Paper (02) 96 marks - 2 hours 5 minutes written paper 60% of the total GCSE
- Speaking and Listening is reported separately
How marks are awarded across the two exams
- Reading (50%): critical reading and comprehension; summary and synthesis; evaluation of a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form and structural features.
- Reading assessment based on unseen texts from all three centuries – fiction & non-fiction including literary non-fiction.
- Writing (50%): producing clear and coherent text; writing for impact.
- 20% of writing marks for range of vocabulary and sentence structures, spelling and punctuation.
Speaking and Listening Assessment: This is reported separately, but it is still an integral part of the course and must be completed.
Where can I progress?
Upon successful completion of the course, students may wish to progress onto Vocational A Levels or a BTEC National Diploma
This a free course!
Adult Funding Changes
Due to changes in Government funding from 1st August 2019, students who resident in some postcodes in Merseyside and Greater Manchester may be unable to access funding from training providers and colleges in Lancashire and may have to pay all associated course and support costs.
Please note, this does not include courses that are paid for by Advanced Learner Loans.
To check if your postcode is part of the new devolved funding legislation, please contact Course Enquiries on 01695 52300 for further advice.