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GCSE in English Language

Develop your reading and writing skills through studying and creating a range of functional and imaginative texts. You will study language and develop your speaking and listening abilities.

Course Overview
This is an intensive one year course leading to a GCSE qualification in English language. This is a One year course. While you will come to class  one evening a week, you will be required to do additional work outside of the classroom. Independent study is an integral part of this course. As an alternative to evening class, an online/blended learning course is available for students with appropriate skills.

During the course you will:

  • Take part in  a wide range of Speaking and Listening activities
  • Develop skills in personal, creative and functional writing
  • Study spoken and written language



After you apply online, you will be emailed details of information and assessment sessions, including time, date and room.  Once assessments have been marked, tutors will confirm via email via email if you have been accepted fo rthe course or if an alternative course is recommended.  When accepted,  you can then enrol on the course and pay the fee before attending the first class.

Any further queries please contact Lisa Lennon, School Support Officer at llennon@serc.ac.uk

(Full Time Access students do not pay tuition fee. They will pay the registration only)


Entry Requirements

A keen interest in English is essential. Prior to enrolment you will undergo an initial assessment.  This assessment will determine you suitability for this course. If the assessment indicates that you need to brush-up your literacy skills, you will be directed to an Essential Skills class.  


Where will it take me?
This course will allow you to achieve a GCSE grade up to A*.
How will it make me more employable?
Many job descriptions indicate that a grade C or above in GCSE English is an essential qualification for anyone applying for the post.  Some Further and Higher education courses require students to have achieved GCSE English prior to entry.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
You will undertake controlled assessments set by the awarding body and taken in class. You may also be required to attend a ‘Speaking and Listening’ session outside of the normal class time. This session will be externally moderated by the awarding body.

There will be two exams at the end of the course. The exam dates are set by the awarding body and you must come into the college to sit these examinations.

Additional Costs

If you require any further information please contact Lisa Lennon, School Support Officer at llennon@serc.ac.uk
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
 (Full Time Access students do not pay tuition fee. They will pay the registration only)

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