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English GCSE at Sir Herbert Leon Academy

Course description

We strive to give Students the best opportunities to go on to employment opportunities, further training, apprenticeships, further education and university. For Students who have not yet managed to gain a C grade in GCSE English/English Language, we provide the opportunity to resit this vital qualification. Students should be aware that the Department for Education now stipulates that Students who have not secured a grade C will need to continue on a programme of study until they are successful.

Course content

The focus of the lessons will be textual analysis, improvement of writing skills and the development of speaking and listening skills. The lessons will be made interesting and stimulating by using a range of techniques - video, role play, worksheets, debates, source analysis and display work.


Students will be expected to complete four pieces of written controlled assessment and three pieces of speaking and listening controlled assessment. There will be a final written examination paper available in November and/or June.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Herbert Leon Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015

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