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GCSE English at Pendleton Sixth Form College

Course description

Pendleton Sixth Form 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 between texts. You will study many aspects of English including creative and formal writing, language analysis, communication skills and the key transferrable 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 to 1, with 9 as an A*. Target grade 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

Financial information

Full time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are EU citizens

Future opportunities

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

Further information

You will have a mentor who ensures that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job

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 2017
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