Throughout this one year English GCSE course you will develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You will read and discuss a range of texts, write about material you have read and produce your own pieces of original fiction and non-fiction writing.

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Level: GCSE

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind


Most careers and apprenticeships require a grade 4 in English Language GCSE.


Grade 4 in English Language is required for progress to level 3 vocational courses. Grade 5 in English Language is required for progression to A level.

Topics you'll cover

  • Reading and understanding texts
  • Analysing language and structure
  • Creative writing
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Speaking and listening.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Two written exams – each one 50%.
  • Exam board: AQA
  • GCSE English Language (Level 2)

Course entry requirements

If you have taken GCSE English Language at school but not yet achieved a C grade, this course gives you the opportunity to improve your result. You should be willing to participate in group activities, read a wide range of material and produce written work to deadlines.

Additional information


  • Written exams
  • Formal assessments
  • Presentations
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • GCSE.