English Language GCSE

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 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.

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Brecon Beacons College

Afan College

Newtown College

Neath College

Pontardawe College

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