Business and Professional


Course Title: GCSE English
Course Code: EM001

Department: Business and Professional
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.



GCSE English 9-1 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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Next Steps

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