GCSE in English Language

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title GCSE in English Language
Code WALK60142923
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time

Overview

Students will draw upon a range of texts as reading stimulus and engage with creative as well as real and relevant contexts. The course aims to give opportunities to develop higher-order reading and critical thinking skills that encourage genuine enquiry into different topics and themes.

Students will need to take English and Maths if they do not currently have Level 4 or higher at GCSE.

Details

Students will study the following content as part of this GCSE:

Critical reading and comprehension

  • critical reading and comprehension
  • summary and synthesis
  • evaluation of a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features
  • comparing texts

Writing

  • producing clear and coherent text
  • writing for impact

Spoken language

  • presenting information and ideas
  • responding to spoken language
  • spoken Standard English


How will it be delivered?

Assessment is via two written examinations, each accounting for 50% of the mark. Spoken language is assesses via work set and marked by the teacher throughout the course.  

Entry requirements

There are no previous learning requirements. Candidates are not required to have taken any particular qualifications before taking this course. Students at Walk Tall will need to undertake a suitable employability award and a money management award as part of the programme. Students will need to take English and Maths if they do not currently have Level 4 or higher at GCSE.

Your next steps...

The English Language GCSE is a requirement in many areas of further study at Level 3. The confident use of the English Language is also a valuable life skill, which will be useful in any field of employment.