GCSE English Language

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    September 2024


At Boston College, you can achieve GCSE English Language at grade C (New GCSE grade 4) in just one year. This course will deepen your understanding of English Language through a variety of classroom and homework tasks.

GCSE English Language is a requirement for entry onto university courses and a grade C (New GCSE grade 4) is requested by most employers.

What will I do?

GCSE English Language is designed to give you the skills to be able to take your next steps in your education or career. Or you might just enjoy studying how English works.

You will read and analyse: a variety of 19th Century non-fiction texts from newspapers and magazines of the time; modern literary non-fiction texts from biographies and autobiographies; and contemporary fiction.

You will also develop your transactional and imaginative writing skills.

GCSE English is a key qualification and is suitable for those learners who hold a grade 3 in their GCSE (Old GCSE Grade D) or ESOL learners who have achieved Functional Skills Level 2.

To study this course you will need to be able to cope with the regular commitment of a once a week class and capable of some independent study.

If you're an Adult learner you will need to undertake a test to check your ability.

GCSE English Language will take you one academic year to complete, attending 1 session per week. Starting Wednesday 20th September 2023, 6:00pm – 8:30pm at our 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 please contact us on 01205 313218 or email 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. It can assist you in securing employment within a number of sectors or can help lead to a variety of Further Education courses.

There are no set texts assigned to this course, but you might want to buy a revision guide to help you with your studies. Ask your tutor for advice on appropriate revision guides.

How to Apply.

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You can download our course guide