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GCSE English at Wigston College

Course description


Reading, writing, speaking and listening are four essential skills for life. English is the main subject that develops these skills. Students taking GCSE at Guthlaxton will have many opportunities to gain confidence and skill in all of these areas, expressing their own ideas and listening to those of others. Whatever career students go on to choose, the ability to read and write well and to speak and listen effectively is very important.

The essence of English teaching at Guthlaxton is variety; to ensure that students develop their skills and progress in this subject, our expert teachers employ various techniques in the classroom and use a range of sources. Students will read novels, poems and plays, exploring their ideas about what they have read through individual writing tasks and group discussion.

 In addition, some of the work that students will do is concerned with real people‚Äôs lives and situations. This means carrying out such tasks as writing letters, delivering speeches and creating leaflets

Entry requirements

English Language GCSE grade D


Assessed by examination only. This means that the final grade of the student is based on exams at the end of Year 12 and there is no longer a coursework element.

The exams will cover reading and writing (20% of the marks will be for accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar in the writing exams).

There are no longer Higher or Foundation Tier papers.

Speaking skills will be assessed by teachers and reported separately, alongside the qualification on the final certificate.





How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1 year