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English Language GCSE at Itchen College

Course description

If you are looking to achieve a higher grade in your English GCSE for further education or employment, this course is for you.

This course is for you if... have not yet taken a GCSE in English are looking to improve your GCSE grade from an 3 or a D to a 4 or more.

This course is available as a daytime course and through the Adult Education department.

Course content

English is important: a huge amount of what we do every day involves speaking, listening, reading and writing. GCSE English Language is about developing skills in these areas.

GCSE English Language provides you with a key qualification respected by employers and required by universities.

You will develop your writing skills for a variety of purposes and in a variety of forms (fiction and non-fiction).

The course will also develop your reading skills and will involve the study of a range of non-fiction and media texts and one literary text.

You will also work on being a good communicator in terms of both your speaking and listening skills.

Entry requirements

Grade 3 or D in English or Pass in Functional Skills English Level 2.

Additional guidance is available at interview. 


100% exam with a separate, non-examination assessment of your speaking and listening skills.

Future opportunities

Successful completion will enable you to move on to Level 3 vocational courses and A Level courses. It will also help with many jobs requiring GCSE English at C or above.

Further information

You will gain all the necessary skills which can be transferred over to further study, or develop qualities and qualifications which employers actively look for, such as good communication.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 August 2016

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