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English GCSE – UXPPAO06

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Good English skills are essential to be able to succeed. Whatever your previous experience of English, we will support you to continue to develop your skills and make progress towards a Grade 4 at GCSE.
Start Date Fri 18 Sep 2020
Weeks 25
Time 13:00 - 15:00
CampusAireville Campus
Fee £0 *


The GCSE English course runs from September to June, two hours per week. There are two final exams at the end of the year in early June but there are opportunities to practice exam techniques informally in class and more formally in mock assessments throughout the year. During the course, you will explore a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, analyse writers’ techniques, compare texts from different eras and produce both non-fiction and creative writing pieces. You will also improve your spelling, punctuation and grammar and build confidence in speaking and listening skills including group discussion and debate and giving presentations.

Entry Requirements

To be able to take the GCSE course, students need to be able to demonstrate working at a Grade 3 (old Grade D) standard at the start of the year. This will be assessed at the start of the course.

You will need to:

  • Be committed to learning and making progress
  • Be able to commit to a least 1hour work outside of class and to catch up with any work missed
  • Be able to achieve 100% attendance
  • Be punctual and prepared for learning


GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent is a requirement for progression into many forms of employment or further study at college or university.