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GCSE English at City Skills Centre - Salford City College

Course description

Salford College is now offering the new AQA English Language syllabus

Course content

The course involves reading and analysing a series of short extracts from fiction and non-fiction texts, including some comparison betweetn texts. You will study many aspects of English including creative and formal writing, language analysis, communication skills and the key transferable skills of spelling, punctuation and grammar. There is also a spoken language element.


There will be two exams in June, each worth 50% of the overall grade. Grades will range from 9-1, with 9 as an A*. Target for a pass will be 4, which is equivalent to a grade C. There is also a compulsory spoken language assessment but this does not contribute to the final grade.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are an EU citizen.

Future opportunities

A pass grade in GCSE Engish will be a key qualification if you are applying for a university place and will improve your employment chances. A pass in English GCSE will also help secure your preferred college place and is an essential requirement for university courses. Most careers now require a GCSE English and it is mandatory for careers in the police service, local government, nursing, midwifery, social services, teaching and many others

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: 28 September 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: A18C-GCSE

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