English and Maths


Course Title: GCSE English
Course Code: EM001

Department: English and Maths
Course Type:

Overview of content:
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.



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.

Course Content

Although there are no formal entry requirements, students need to be literate with a desire and commitment to complete the course. Diagnostic assessment will be carried out and all applicants will have a short interview to confirm suitability.
Minimum age is 19.

Entry Requirements

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

Career Opportunities

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, notepad, lever arch file, dividers, etc.