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GCSE English Language

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    One Year

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    Boston

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    Wednesday 30th October 2024

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GCSE English Language is universally recognised as a qualification that helps you to take your next steps in education, or progress in your career, be that a promotion or career change. It might also be the course for you if you are curious about the way English works.

Is this the right course for me?
Although GCSE English is recognised by all employers and educational settings in the UK, it might not be the course for you. Functional Skills English at Level 2 can be completed in half the time of a GCSE, depending on your starting point, and is recognised by most employers, and educational settings and is part of most apprenticeship frameworks. Head over to our Functional Skills EnglishFunctional Skills English courses for more information. A Functional Skills English or ESOL qualification might also be better for you if you are looking to develop your spelling, punctuation, grammar and spoken skills.

What will I do?

In GCSE English Language, you will study a range of contemporary texts, such as novels and autobiographies, as well as non-fiction texts from the nineteenth century. You will read these texts to analyse the way the writers use language and how they structure their texts to engage their audience. You will also learn how to judge how successful writers are in persuading, informing or advising their audiences.

You will also write texts such as articles, blogs and letters to provide information or influence your reader, as well as producing creative texts.

You will also have access to online materials to supplement your classes.

There are no formal entry requirements, but you will complete an assessment at enrolment to make sure this is the right course for you.

GCSE English Language will take you 26 weeks to complete, starting on Wednesday 30th October 2024, 6:00pm – 8:30pm. You will attend college at out Boston Campus (Rochford).

This course is free for those who do not currently hold a GCSE at grade A* - C (New GCSE grade 4 or above).

If you do not fall into any of these categories ple

For most people the course is free although there could be a charge dependent on your eligibility for funding, which might depend on visas and residency.

ase contact us on 01205 313218 or email info@boston.ac.uk for more details.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

There are two written exams, which are usually held in the first and second weeks of June. You must be available to take these exams. The exams are split equally between reading and writing tasks.

You can achieve a grade 1-9, with a grade 4 being the grade that is required by employers or to progress in education.

Each exam lasts for 1 hour and 55 minutes and is worth 50% of the total marks available.

There is also a small Speaking and Listening element to the qualification. To achieve this, you will need to deliver a presentation lasting about five minutes on a topic of your choice.

GCSE English is a basic requirement for most areas of employment. Some professions such as nursing, social work and certain roles in the emergency services require a GCSE English Language grade. However, check the entry requirements for your chosen course of study or profession to make sure a GCSE is the qualification that you need. Functional Skills English is widely accepted.

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