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This course is designed for 19+ adults.

This qualification will give you the skills to read fluently and write effectively.

Students will learn to demonstrate a confident control of standard English and they should be able to write grammatically correct sentences, deploy figurative language and analyse texts.


This course will lead to:

  • Further education
  • Higher education
  • Employment


The entry requirements for this course are:

  • Functional Skills Level 2 qualification in English
  • GCSE Grade D (3) or any other equivalent qualifications in English
  • You will be required to complete an initial and diagnostic assessment in English followed by an informal interview


This course consists of the following modules:

  • Spoken Endorsement
  • Listen to and understand spoken language, and use spoken standard English effectively

Paper 1 - Explorations in creative reading and writing
The source for the reading questions will be a literature fiction text. It will be drawn from either the 20th or 21st century. The genre will be prose fiction.

Paper 2 - Writers' viewpoints and perspectives.
The sources for the reading questions will be non-fiction and literary non-fiction texts. They will be drawn from the 19th century and either the 20th or 21st century.

You will be assessed via:

  • Spoken Endorsement Assessment
  • Paper 1- Written examination
  • Paper 2- Written examination


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