An essential qualification if you want to go on to further study, and a basic requirement for many jobs.
GCSE English is designed to enable students of all abilities to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, as well as to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures. Further advice will be given on delivering presentations and performing other speaking and listening tasks.
The course is broken down into two units, both assessed using a final, unseen examination:
Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (50%)
Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives (50%)
Non-examination Assessment: Spoken Language (0% weighting of GCSE)
You will complete two final exams, both unseen. There will also be speaking and listening assessments throughout the course of the study.
Please see our Group entry requirements