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GCSE English Language - Part-time

Course outline

GCSE English Language not only gives you the reading and writing skills you’ll need for life, it is your golden ticket to apply for other courses, apprenticeships and jobs – having a grade 4/C or above at GCSE English is now a standard requirement.

This course will cover:

Explorations in creative reading and writing:

  • In section A, reading a literature fiction text in order to consider how established writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to capture the interest of readers
  • In section B, writing your own creative text, inspired by the topic that you have responded to in section A to demonstrate your narrative and descriptive skills in response to a written prompt, scenario or visual image.

Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives:

  • In section A, reading two linked sources from different time periods and genres in order to consider how each presents a perspective or viewpoint to influence the reader
  • In section B, producing a written text to a specified audience, purpose and form in which you give your own perspective on the theme that has been introduced to you in section A.

How to apply for this course

Apply online now for 2021/22.

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Varied Campuses
Varied Nottingham College Campuses

Various times and days available.

Tuition fee: £362

2021/22 fees are yet to be confirmed, however, if you have been a UK resident for 3 years and not already achieved GCSE at Grade C or above, you will not have to pay any tuition fees.

If you already have a Grade C and are aged 23 or over you may have to pay a higher fee than the one shown.

Course code: C000463 / Q000705


GCSE English Language


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You must have a GCSE English Language grade 3/D or Functional Skills Level 2 and undertake an initial assessment. The results of the initial assessment must show that you are ready to study GCSEs.


GCSE English Language AQA 8700 – Two written paper exams:

  • Paper 1 – Explorations in Creative reading and Writing
  • Paper 2 – Writer’s views and perspectives

You could progress onto:

  • A Levels
  • Access to Higher Education courses
  • BTEC National Diploma courses
Additional information

This course is free unless applicants have already achieved a grade C or 5/4 in the new system. If you are looking to improve to a higher grade the fees are then applied.

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