GCSE English Language
Full time course
This is the GCSE English Language course that schools and colleges across the country are now teaching. The course will help you gain the equivalent of a grade 5 or above as well as develop crucial skills that will help you progress to further education or employment. This is an essential qualification for Level 3 courses and is also sought after by apprenticeship schemes, employers and universities.
What will I study?
The GCSE English Language course involves the four essential language skills:
Learners can study up to 5 GCSEs as part of their GCSE study programme.
GCSE English Language is an essential qualification for employment.
What do I need to join?
Students will normally have achieved a grade 3 (grade D) or equivalent at GCSE English Language.
How long is the course?
How will I learn?
You will have several lessons each week where you will participate in a mixture of group and independent activities. You will also have access to an online learning resource for support, guidance and independent study activities.
You will be assessed by two end of year exams that test your ability to read and understand a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts (such as novels and news articles) and also your academic and creative writing skills. As this is the new course specification, coursework or controlled assessments no longer form part of your final grade.
As per all of the new GCSE English Language courses, there is also a compulsory speaking and listening component, where you will have to give a presentation.
How will I know how I am doing?
Tutors will work closely with you to ensure that you reach your full potential. Although the course is assessed by an end of year examination and a speaking and listening assessment, your progress will also be assessed and monitored throughout the year at regular intervals.
What can I do next?
GCSEs provide an excellent foundation to progress into both technical and academic pathways as well as being seen by employers as a key qualification for progressing in the workplace. After GCSEs, many of our students go on to study A Levels and Level 3 vocational programmes at SGS. Entry onto the GCSE Plus Programme will be assessed on an individual basis at an interview and all applicants will undertake initial assessments in English, maths and science.
Filton and Stroud Campuses.