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GCSE English Language – Market Rasen

Start Date

Tue 14 Sep 2021


30 weeks


Course content

  • 1. Read a wide range of texts, fluently and with good understanding
  • 2. Read critically, and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing
  • 3. Write effectively and coherently using standard English appropriately
  • 4. Use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately
  • 5. Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
  • 6. Produce creative writing that effectively sustains plot and characterisation


This course aims to provide learners with a practical and interesting exploration of the English language. It is a skills based course, allowing students to develop their full potential and transfer their learning to both further study and employment opportunities. Learners will undertake writing tasks, a spoken language study, participate in speaking and listening exercises and closely consider a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.

At the end of the course there are two formal examinations.


Course content:

The course comprises two final examinations:

· Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (50%)

· Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives (50%)

Candidates must also complete three speaking and listening activities: presenting, responding to questions and feedback and use of Standard English


  • All learners thinking of joining the GCSE English Language course will be assessed prior to enrolment to determine the most suitable level of the course.

    The course is ideal for students who have previously attained a D grade at GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills, or are working at this level. However, if you have no prior qualifications you may still be eligible for the course – please contact us for assessment details.

What do I need to do this course?

· Pens / pencils

· Lined paper in either a folder, exercise book or spiral bound notebook

Teaching Methods

  • Group and individual discussions, practical activities, written work, presentations and additional reading.

    How is your progress checked?

    Learners are continually monitored throughout the duration of the course. All assessment activities are marked against the awarding body’s requirements and learners will receive individual feedback from the tutor. Any additional written work will be comment marked. Target setting will take place each half-term during an individual tutorial. Learners will also sit a series of mock examinations in preparation for the final examinations.

    What can I do after this course?

    GCSE English is a requirement for entry to further education in some subjects or for many careers. It is also possible to progress to A Level OR Access to Higher Education.


Course details

  • Tutor: TBC
  • Time: 1800-2030
  • Provision: LCC
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: Market Rasen
  • Full fee: Free
  • Concessionary fee: Free


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