GCSE English


Enrolment Requirements

All learners must attend a pre-course assessment session. Following this you will be signposted to a one-year GCSE intensive course or a Functional Skills course.

A fee will apply for those with a GCSE grade C or above.

What will I learn on this course?

    The GCSE course will prepare you for AQA GCSE English language. The aim of the course is to:
     Enable you to use written and spoken English for different purposes and different audiences
     Develop your writing skills so that you can speak and write accurately and effectively
     Enable you to read closely and identify features of different styles of writing such as advertising copy, letters, travel writing, autobiography, news articles/non-fiction and stories.
    During the course you will take part in discussions and give a presentation.

Assessment and Awarding Body: AQA

You will be expected to take the GCSE English exams. The dates for these are Tuesday 4 June 2019 and Friday 7 June 2019, starting at 9:30am. Please note they will be held at: The Langdale Centre, Langdale Gardens, Howdon, NE28 0HG.
Please do not enrol if you do not wish to sit the exams.


In order that you will be able to successfully complete your qualification it is essential that you attend 90% of the taught sessions. Due to the intensive demands of the syllabus it is unlikely that topics can be covered again, so please think carefully before enrolling on this course if you have work or other commitments that may interfere with your attendance. You will be expected to attend at least one additional tutorial session per term.

What else do I need to know?

Work will be set by your tutor. If you wish to succeed on this course it is essential that this work is completed every week. The amount of time you will need to spend working at home will vary; however you will need to do an average of two hours a week. You need to bring a pen, paper, highlighter and a dictionary.

What could I do next?

Course Start Date(s)

Various - please see prospectus for further details.

Course Length

30 weeks

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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