Course Title: GCSE English Evening Class
Course Code: EM001

Course Type:

Study a range of 20th and 21st Century non-fiction texts (including literary non-fiction)

Develop skills to analyse, evaluate and compare non-fiction extracts

Develop transactional writing skills for a variety of forms, purposes and audiences

Use spelling, punctuation and grammar accurately

Critical reading and comprehension: identify and interpret themes, ideas and information in a range of literature and other high-quality writing and 19th Century fiction.



GCSE (9-1) in English Language

Course Content

The Pearson EDEXCEL Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in English Language is a linear course. It consists of two externally examined components and one endorsement for spoken language.


Course content includes:

Read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding

Read critically and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve your own writing

Write effectively and coherently using standard English appropriately

Use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately

Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary alongside knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

Listen to and understand spoken language, and use spoken standard English effectively. Spoken language will be reported as a separate grade on your certificate.

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, students need to be literate. If you have any concerns please contact us.  Diagnostic assessment will be carried out in the first week to confirm suitability

Minimum age is 19.

Career Opportunities

A good grade in GCSE English will improve opportunities within further and higher education and within the employment market.