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A GCSE in the English Language is a basic requirement for most employers and education institutes. Study towards the qualification from the comfort of your own home.

Course Overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in the English language the GCSE English course is ideal for:

  • Students who are planning to study English at A-Level
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career involving English such as journalism, copywriting, teaching or editing

The GCSE English course enables you to:

  • Learn how to communicate clearly through effective speech and writing
  • Develop your analytical skills, your ability to apply communication skills and the knowledge to present opinions successfully
  • Discover your personal style and adapt to the audience that is being addressed
  • Achieve a recognised qualification for further studies in English at A-Level and BTEC Level.

Course Content

  • Common errors
  • Punctuation, rules and conventions
  • Spelling
  • Nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs
  • Sentence structure
  • Paragraphing

  • Literature fiction texts
  • Planning your writing
  • Descriptive writing
  • Narrative writing

  • Exploring different styles of writing
  • Language
  • Summary writing

  • Choosing a topic
  • Presentation techniques
  • Responding to questions and feedback

Tips for the exam

ASSESSMENT

To achieve a GCSE in the English Language you will be assessed across all units. There are 2 paper-based examinations and a spoken language assessment. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

PAPER 1: EXPLORATIONS IN CREATIVE READING AND WRITING

What’s assessed

Section A: Reading

  • one literature fiction text

Section B: Writing

  • descriptive or narrative writing

Assessment

  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

Reading (40 marks / 25% – one single text)

  • I short form question (1 x 4 marks)
  • 2 longer form questions (2 x 8 marks)
  • 1 extended question (1 x 20 marks)

Writing (40 marks / 25%)

  • 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

PAPER 2: WRITERS’ VIEWPOINTS AND PERSPECTIVES

What’s assessed

Section A: Reading

  • one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text

Section B: Writing

  • writing to present a viewpoint

Assessment

  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

Reading (40 marks / 25% – two linked texts)

  • I short form question (1 x 4 marks)
  • 2 longer form questions (1 x 8, 1 x 12 marks)
  • 1 extended question (1 x 16 marks)

Writing (40 marks / 25%)

  • 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

NON-EXAMINATION ASSESSMENT: SPOKEN LANGUAGE

What’s assessed

  • presenting
  • responding to questions and feedback
  • use of Standard English

COURSE DURATION

You will have 12 months to complete the full GCSE English Language course from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

STUDY METHOD

This course enables you to study for a GCSE in the English Language by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent online or by post, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away!

COURSE OUTCOME

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in the English Language. The awarding body is AQA.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Yes! Our GCSE course is accredited by awarding body AQA.

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

No extra reading is required for the completion of this course.

You will need to take the official GCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. It is your responsibility to book and pay for any exams and practicals included in this course yourself.

Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre. The highest grade you can achieve with this course is Grade 5.

For students wishing to achieve grade 6-9, please choose our GCSE Biology – Higher Tier course.

For this particular course, examination centres charge a substantial fee to take your exams and practical assessments, which is why we thoroughly recommend you conduct further research into this before enrolling.

You are still able to study this GCSE course, but the British Council Approved Centres, as this is the only guaranteed way to access exam centres.

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

Course Curriculum

Expand All Collapse All 5 Lectures 11 months, 1 week
Unit 1
ESSENTIAL GRAMMAR 2 months, 1 week
Unit 2
EXPLORATIONS IN CREATIVE READING AND WRITING 2 months, 1 week
Unit 3
WRITING VIEWPOINTS AND PERSPECTIVES 2 months, 1 week
Unit 4
SPEAKING AND LISTENING 2 months, 1 week
Unit 5
EXAM TIPS 2 months, 1 week

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