English Language GCSE (Part-Time)

Course Overview

The English Language GCSE is a part-time course designed for students to achieve their GCSE qualification to aid employability and access to further education. GCSE specifications in English language should ensure students can read fluently and write effectively. They should be able to demonstrate a confident control of Standard English and they should be able to write grammatically correct sentences, deploy figurative language and analyse texts.

  • Entry Requirements


  • Career Prospects

    A large majority of professions require a C in GCSE English as a minimal entry requirement. To begin a PGCE you require a B in GCSE English.

  • Assessment

    The English language (Wales) GCSE is made up of two equally weighted externally assessed units, and one internally assessed unit. The two externally assessed units test Reading and Writing skills, whilst the internally assessed unit tests Oracy skills. This specification is untierd.

    Method of Assessment - Assessment is by two 2 hour examinations and an internally assessed and externally moderated Oracy module.

Study Mode



Brecon Beacons College - 01686 614400

Newtown College - 01686 614200

Pontardawe College - 01639 648100

Afan College - 01639 648200

Neath College - 01639 648000

Course Length

1 Year


Full-time - £238
Reduced - £78*

*Reduced fees are dependant on circumstances, please contact us to discuss


Afan: Tuesday 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Brecon Beacons: TBA
Neath: Monday 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Newtown: TBA
Pontardawe: Wednesday 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm