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GCSE (9-1) in English Language (19+)

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2024, Part Time


GCSE English Language is a part time course which lasts for one year and is designed for students aged over 19. We offer the course as a 3 hour session per week with options available in the day. As part of this course students will demonstrate an ability with functional English skills, such as writing a letter or report, as well as learning analytical skills, that will help students explore how tone, structure and meaning are created and conveyed in a range of texts.

This is an intensive course of study and attendance at teaching sessions is vital for a successful outcome, as is completion of homework and independent study.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be given an initial assessment to check their starting levels and, in cases where there are gaps in knowledge, a referral to our Functional Skills courses will be made.

All candidates will be given a Digital Skills assessment and will be offered a short course to improve this area of their knowledge if this is deemed suitable.


You will sit two exams which are externally assessed at the end of the course in May/June.


Students may go on to one of the Access to HE courses at CCN or many university courses which require GCSE English at C/4 grade. Many vocational courses also have this requirement.

Career Progression

GCSE English is very useful in getting started in a wide variety of careers. Being able to communicate effectively and have a good command of written and spoken English are highly-valued skills in employment.


The course is free for anyone who has not yet achieved a Grade C or 4 or above. For students who have already achieved a Grade C/4 or above who are looking to improve their grade please contact the Advice Shop on 01603 773773 for fee information.

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