English Language GCSE

Students will have the opportunity to re-sit GCSE English if they did not achieve a Grade 5 at school. Also, students who have never taken the qualification will have the opportunity to do so.

The qualification will take either one or two years depending on how far students need to travel with their skill sets.

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English Language

Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Wilfred Owen poetry
  • Imaginative writing
  • Spoken English Language
  • Writing to Persuade
  • Reading Media texts
  • Writing for Purpose
  • Reading for Meaning
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

GCSE English Language is a vital qualification for all careers. All University courses now require at least Grade 5 in GCSE English Language. It is therefore essential for every student who has the ambition of undertaking Higher Education or employment to take this course if they do not yet have a grade 5.

Assessment:                            Awarding Body:

Exams – 60%                                              OCR
Controlled Assessment – 40%

Results 2016: 99%

 

 

 

Key Features
  • Develop your skills of writing for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Lessons are varied, enjoyable and taught by experienced, creative teachers.
  • Apply your analytical skills to a wide variety of texts form real-life speech and writing.
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How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications

The skills that you’ll learn on this course are widely applicable to many careers and university courses. To be able to affectively share your ideas and communicate with others are imperative skills that are essential for your future.

What our students say…

“I was encouraged to work hard and I achieved my Grade 5 at the Sixth Form College! I am now actually enjoying reading and writing for the first time.”

“I didn’t take GCSE English seriously at school, but I am working much harder now and feel confident in passing. I really need this qualification to get into University and the job that I want.”

“I worked hard at retaking my GCSE English and got a Grade 6 and now I am doing Health & Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma and I am looking forward to becoming a qualified nurse.”