English Language GCSE

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Mrs S Watson

Entry Requirements

Successful attendance and completion of all GCSE level exams and courses.

Course Content

This course provides students with another opportunity to secure a grade 5 in GCSE English Language.

All students on the course will study the specification introduced for first examination in 2016, regardless of any previous attempts.

The course is organised into two parts: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing and Writer’s Viewpoints and Perspectives. During the course students will read and be assessed on
high-quality, challenging texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st century.

Throughout, students will be supported in developing their writing including demonstrating a confident control of Standard English, writing grammatically correct sentences and deploying figurative language.

Alongside these units, students will complete a non-examination assessment to demonstrate their spoken language skills.

The course offers a skills based approach and is assessed in two written examinations that take place at the end.


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