English Language


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Availability & Details

English Language, GCSE SF-ENLAGC-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2021-22 (1 year)

Examination board

How to apply

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The course is aimed at anybody who wants to gain a qualification GCSE in English Language. When employers or Colleges require a pass in GCSE English they usually mean a grade 4 or above.

Consequently, all students will be entered for the examinations at the end of the course. Students will work with texts across a range of forms, such as letters, articles, speeches and leaflets. Texts range across fiction (paper 1) and non-fiction (paper 2) from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.


This course is for any student with a strong interest in English language. It is essential that students can achieve a required level of reading for meaning, spelling, grammar and punctuation. These are examined before entry on to the course.

Paper One
Fiction Paper (50% of final mark) – final exam in the summer term.

Paper Two
Non-fiction Paper (50% of final mark) – final exam in the summer term.

Speaking and Listening Assessment – in-class assessment taken during the course.


Your work is assessed individually in tutorial sessions, group discussion and formally by component submissions. Final assessments are moderated by the exam board.

A grade 4 in GCSE English is invaluable to many employers. Students may also wish to continue on to another College course that may require a pass at GCSE English.

I’m very, very happy, I didn’t expect to do so well. The College has been helpful and supportive. I loved my courses, and the teachers were really good – every single one of them. The facilities are great, but it’s the staff that really make this place.

Matthew Randell, A Level student

I would say it’s a college that really balances academia with fun, there is lots of extra-curricular stuff that you can get involved in. It has a really good work/life balance.

Laura Hagedorn, A Level student

The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.

Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student