GCSE (9-1) in English Language
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.
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.
A good grade in GCSE English will improve opportunities within further and higher education and within the employment market.