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GCSE In English Language

At a glance

  • Part Time

  • 1 Year

  • Online

This course will be taught online

You will be inspired, moved and challenged by following a worthwhile course of study. 

You will develop your ability to use English as an active and informed citizen and be able to speak, listen, read and write fluently, appropriately, effectively and critically - for a wide range of personal, functional and social purposes. 

Be expected to respond to a wide range of written texts, including challenging and dynamic texts.

Programme Features

You can study GCSE English in conjunction with your main programme of study, or it can be studied part-time as an evening class.

The course will provide you with the confidence to be able to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts.

The GCSE English language course will also allow you to further develop your understanding in English and allow you to transfer the skills that you have developed, across your learning programme as a whole.

Programme Content

The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop oracy and reading and writing skills through exposure to a range of tasks. 

You will learn how to present information and select and organise information and ideas effectively and persuasively, respond, reflect and analyse a wide range of written texts as well as producing clear and coherent written texts.

Progression and Employment

The majority of universities and employers are now insisting that learners and employees demonstrate a good grasp of literacy and obtaining a GCSE in English will allow you to widen your career and study options.  

Completion of the GCSE English course will prepare you to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices. It will have an emphasis on those aspects of English required for progression into further study or employment routes.

Method of assessment

The qualification is made up of two equally weighted externally assessed units, and one internally assessed unit. The two externally assessed units tests which are reading and writing skills (worth 80%), whilst the internally assessed unit tests oracy skills (worth 20%).

Entry Requirements

1 Year GCSE English - grade D or above

1 Year English Language development course (Agored Cymru qualification) -GCSE English Language at grade E or above.

An entry test is available for students who have no evidence of previous qualifications.

Additional Costs

There is a very small cost that may be incurred, such as that of writing equipment (pens and paper). 

Learners under 19 years of age are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

As the course is taught online, access to a PC, laptop or tablet and internet connection are essential.

All other learners are required to pay the GCSE course fee of £122 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.

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Coleg Ceredigion is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08725643 and is a registered charity No. 1154557.
The registered office is at Park Place, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1AB