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English Language GCSE at Thomas Rotherham College (TRC)

Course description

GCSE English Language is an essential qualification needed to access higher education and employment.

Course content

Within GCSE English Language, you will investigate and analyse language, considering how writers use language to create specific effects.  You will develop your own writing skills, exploring how to use language imaginatively, and how to adapt your written and spoken language for different situations and audiences.  You will develop your speaking and listening skills by applying them in a range of situations, learning about how to discuss and present effectively. 


This course will not only provide you with the learning that you need to attain a GCSE in English Language, but the skills can be applied to your other subjects making you a far more effective and successful learner.

Entry requirements

Standard Level 2 entry requirements.


This course will be assessed by 100% examination assessment, with a further assessment of speaking and listening activities which will be recorded on your certificate but will not contribute to your final grade.

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Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for Advanced Level courses such as an A Level in English Language.

Further information

Visit one of our Open Evenings to find out more, or chat to your Careers Adviser.

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: 25 September 2018
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    • The College is situated on Moorgate in Rotherham, about a 15 minute walk from the centre of Rotherham.  Buses leave the central Rotherham Interchange every 10 minutes and the journey takes approx. 5 minutes. 

      We also run dedicated bus services to ease your journey to and from College.  See for details and route information. 

      The College also has on-site permit parking for students, with priority given to students with the greatest distance to travel.