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English Language GCSE

Level 2 GCSE Programme

This course is for students who have only achieved Grade 3 in English at GCSE and need to improve their grade either for employment purposes or to move on to a Level 3 programme. Lessons are interesting and varied; you will work in pairs and in small groups and take part in large group discussions. Teaching methods include answering questions, writing, watching and discussing videos, creating displays, individual work (including the use of IT) and extra-curricular activities. We offer workshops to extend and support your skills, and one-to-one support is also available.

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2020 Course Costs.

Course Content

You will read and respond to one 19th century literary prose extract. You will also write one piece of original creative writing from a choice of two.

You will read and compare two non-fiction texts: one 20th century and one 21st century. One text may be literary non-fiction. You will also write one piece of original transactional writing from a choice of two. If you have taken Spoken Language in school and have obtained at least a pass grade, you will not need to take it again.


  • 100% exam

Entry Requirements

  • At least 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 including GCSE English
  • Students who have not achieved a Grade 4 in GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths must retake these as part of their study programme.
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