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English GCSE Resit at Congleton High School

Course description

All students who did not get a C in GCSE in GCSE English in Year 11 must continue to study towards an appropriate qualification.

Most jobs and training programmes, and all university courses, require applicants to have achieved at least a grade C at GCSE in English or a level 2 course in literacy skills such as the WJEC Functional Skills course. This course offers the opportunity to improve your literacy skills and take a qualification that suits your needs.

Course content

At the beginning of the year your teacher will review your GCSE grade, assess your needs and decide which literacy course is most appropriate for you. Students who narrowly missed a Grade C in the summer will be entered for the November re-sit. All students who achieved D - G will work towards the Cambridge IGCSE for summer 2016. You will work to develop the accuracy of your writing and your understanding of written texts. There will be a focus on speaking and listening and you must be prepared to give presentations and take part in class discussions. In exceptional cases students will take a functional literacy course.


You will complete reading, writing and speaking and listening tasks in lessons and will be expected to work independently to improve your skills. Your teacher will give you a list of literacy websites to work on. You will be assessed through class and homework tasks and exams. Speaking and listening tasks will be assessed by your teacher in lessons. You will be responsible for completing tasks and meeting deadlines.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Congleton High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2016
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