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English GCSE at Cardinal Newman College

Course description

A GCSE in English Language is invaluable. Whether you want to go to university, apply for an apprenticeship or a job; employers and universities will usually insist upon it as a basic requirement.

It is very important to be confident in the use of language because many of the skills required in everyday life draw upon this in order to achieve success.

At Cardinal Newman you can take a re-sit in English Language alongside a selection of BTEC and A Level courses dependent on entry requirements.

GCSE English involves the essential skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Whether you want to go to university, apply for an apprenticeship or a job; employers and universities will insist upon GCSE English as a basic requirement. It is very important to be confident in the use of language because many of the skills required in everyday life draw upon this in order to achieve success. At Cardinal Newman you can take a re-sit in English alongside a selection of BTEC and A Level courses dependent on entry requirements.

Course content

You will study extracts of 20th century literature, 19th and 21st century non-fiction texts and produce both creative and transactional, persuasive pieces of writing. You will also complete one speaking and listening task.

Entry requirements

A grade D or below in GCSE English Language.

Please note: this re-sit must be taken alongside a full programme of BTEC or A Level study. It cannot be taken on its own.

Future opportunities

The world is your oyster! By achieving at least a grade 5 in your GCSE re-sit in English Language you will have a much wider range of career options available plus you will be able to apply for a variety of higher education courses at universities or through apprenticeship schemes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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