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English AQA GCSE at Ifield Community College

Course description

Controlled Assessment Units: 5 Units


1.       Different Cultures

2.       Literary Heritage

3.       Shakespeare


4/5.    Creative Arts


Examination Units: One Paper

Section A:

  • Reading Media Texts

Section B:

  • Writing to persuade, inform, describe or explain

Course content

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English GCSE is an essential precursor to all A Level subjects, though the skills gained in this course will be of specific use to A Levels in; Performing Arts, Dance, Theatre Studies, Drama, Media Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Business Studies, Philosophy, History, Government and Politics, Photography.

Future opportunities

GCSE English is an essential prerequisite for all further education colleges and for employment.

Further information

A hardworking attitude is essential. This course is specifically designed to improve D grades to C grades. This will only be achieved through diligence and commitment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ifield Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016

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