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As part of this course, you will study a variety of English Language topics.

You will read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding, allowing you to increase your critical reading skills and use the knowledge gained to inform and improve your writing skills.

You will learn to write effectively and coherently using Standard English including the use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.

You will acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.

The course is scheduled over one day per week for 3 hours.

  • Sector Overview

    Research has shown that there is a direct link between GCSE grades and earning potential. Achieving good grades in your GCSEs will also impact your future career prospects.

    Almost all jobs and careers require you to have GCSE English Language.

    The skills and knowledge that you will learn through the qualification will ensure that you are prepared for life.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirement(s) for this course are:

    • You do not currently have a grade 4 (C) in GCSE English
  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Paper 1 - Explorations in creative reading and writing (fiction text)
    • Paper 2 - Writers' viewpoints and perspectives (non-fiction text)
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

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

    Our Student Common Room is a great place to unwind and relax during your breaks. It features pool tables, table tennis, a gaming corner and lots of comfy sofas.

    Themed events are held in the Common Room so you can get the best experience of being a Waltham Forest College student.

  • Work Experience

    You will be offered opportunities to actively engage and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.

  • Progression opportunities

    This course will lead to:

    • Employment
    • Further/Higher Education
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

    • Marta achieved a Grade 6 in GCSE English and is going to study paramedic science at Greenwich University from September 2023.

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