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12 months

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  • EUR: €367
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Description

A GCSE in the English Language is a basic requirement for most employers and education institutes. Study towards the qualification from the comfort of your own home.

Course Overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in the English language the GCSE English course is ideal for:
  • Students who are planning to study English at A-Level
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career involving English such as journalism, copywriting, teaching or editing
The GCSE English course enables you to:
  • Learn how to communicate clearly through effective speech and writing
  • Develop your analytical skills, your ability to apply communication skills and the knowledge to present opinions successfully
  • Discover your personal style and adapt to the audience that is being addressed
  • Achieve a recognised qualification for further studies in English at A-Level and BTEC Level.

Course Content

ASSESSMENT

To achieve a GCSE in the English Language you will be assessed across all units. There are 2 paper-based examinations and a spoken language assessment. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:
PAPER 1: EXPLORATIONS IN CREATIVE READING AND WRITING
What's assessed Section A: Reading
  • one literature fiction text
Section B: Writing
  • descriptive or narrative writing
Assessment
  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of GCSE
Questions Reading (40 marks / 25% - one single text)
  • I short form question (1 x 4 marks)
  • 2 longer form questions (2 x 8 marks)
  • 1 extended question (1 x 20 marks)
Writing (40 marks / 25%)
  • 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

PAPER 2: WRITERS' VIEWPOINTS AND PERSPECTIVES

What's assessed Section A: Reading
  • one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text
Section B: Writing
  • writing to present a viewpoint
Assessment
  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of GCSE
Questions Reading (40 marks / 25% - two linked texts)
  • I short form question (1 x 4 marks)
  • 2 longer form questions (1 x 8, 1 x 12 marks)
  • 1 extended question (1 x 16 marks)
Writing (40 marks / 25%)
  • 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

NON-EXAMINATION ASSESSMENT: SPOKEN LANGUAGE

What's assessed
  • presenting
  • responding to questions and feedback
  • use of Standard English

COURSE DURATION

You will have 12 months to complete the full GCSE English Language course from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

STUDY METHOD

This course enables you to study for a GCSE in the English Language by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent online or by post, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away!

COURSE OUTCOME

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in the English Language. The awarding body is AQA.

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Course Curriculum

    • ESSENTIAL GRAMMAR 2 months, 1 week
    • EXPLORATIONS IN CREATIVE READING AND WRITING 2 months, 1 week
    • WRITING VIEWPOINTS AND PERSPECTIVES 2 months, 1 week
    • SPEAKING AND LISTENING 2 months, 1 week
    • EXAM TIPS 2 months, 1 week

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