GCSE English

Start date(s):
11 Sep 2017
1 year
Level 2
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Study Mode:
Part Time
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Awarded by:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
19+ - Free or £180


This course aims to develop your skills in a range of reading and writing tasks. You will read a variety of texts, and practice your creative, analytical and persuasive writing skills.

The course follows the new specification GCSE English Language, which grades students from 9-1 instead of from A*-G.

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This course aims to develop your skills in a range of reading and writing tasks. You will read a variety of non-fiction, literary non-fiction, and 19th Century literary texts in preparation for your examinations.

The course will encourage you to write creatively, analytically and persuasively to address a number of different purposes, audiences and genres/forms.


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed through written examination.

Maths and English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, do not worry, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will have the opportunity to re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills. These qualifications will help you enhance your maths and English skills and can be taken at levels between Entry Level 1 up to and including Level 2. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.

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Interview Instructions

There are two stages to the interview process:

  1. You will be invited to a briefing session to be meet the course leader on the first Tuesday of the month during June, July or August. This briefing session will last 30 minutes.
  2. Following this, you will be invited to an interview on the second Tuesday of the month during June, July or August. During this interview, you will take an hour long BKSB assessment. This is essential for assessing your suitability to the course.

Entry Criteria

Students are required to have a grade D at GCSE (or equivalent), or to have obtained a Level 2 Functional English certificate.

All applications will be considered. Entry onto the course is subject to an initial assessment and short interview.