GCSE English Language

Course overview

This free, online course for those aged 19 and over, delivers English teaching and content in preparation for the GCSE English Language exam.

This is your opportunity to obtain a GCSE English qualification, or study again if you have an existing GCSE English Language qualification that is below a grade 4 (D and under), and would like the chance to improve your grade, and refresh your skills.

As well as preparing you for the formal exam, this online course will enable you to utilise English skills used in everyday life. You will advance a range of English skills covering both reading and writing elements.

If you are a current student at Capel Manor College and wish to apply for this course, please use the contact form to get in touch with Admissions. You will need to include your full name, student number and course title to add this course to your account.

The course starting on Thursday 2 November has an online evening class that will run from 6pm to 8.30pm.

You will learn

  • Skills to analyse and evaluate 19th-century fiction extracts
  • Imaginative writing skills to engage the reader
  • How to use spelling, punctuation and grammar accurately
  • Skills to analyse, evaluate and compare non-fiction extracts
  • Transactional writing skills for a variety of forms, purposes and audiences

GCSE (9-1) in English Language – Edexcel
Reference: 60148366

You will be required to undertake an initial assessment in order to demonstrate that you are working at Level 1 or above.

GCSEs are taught throughout the UK and overseas, and are seen as being one of the most recognisable and robust standards of education in the world.

Most employers require GCSE English Language and use this qualification as a filter in their selection process. Gaining a qualification in this area, or improving your existing qualification, can help in your career progression. If you are thinking of furthering your education, achievement of GCSE English Language at grade 4 and above is a vital requirement for university entrance and progression to A level study.

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