English GCSE - City of Wolverhampton College

English GCSE

English GCSE

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English GCSE

English is the international language of aviation, business, commerce, communication, computing,  science, medicine, and tourism along with many industries, so whatever career you want to go into in the future, a good standard of English writing, reading and speaking skills is essential. 

GCSE English is widely recognised by many employers as a qualification they look for when recruiting staff, in fact they often ask for a specific grade in their job descriptions and so a good grade could be the difference between you getting the job instead of someone else. 

By studying GCSE English you will not only gain an understanding and appreciation of a range of writing styles across a range of genres including fictional and non-fictional text, as well as in essays, reviews, news articles and online copy. 

You will develop reading and critical thinking skills and learn how to write in a confident, clear and coherent manner suitable for a variety of topics and audiences.  

**Fees may apply for this course - for further information contact toothr@wolvcoll.ac.uk  

Please note: you can also study this course online

To access this course you are required to have:

  • A previous GCSE, preferably grade D for the resit course
  • An assessment is given prior to starting the course to ensure that this is the right course for you

By studying this course you will learn how to use:  

  • Effective speaking and listening skills suitable for a variety of situations; including presentations and discussions 
  • Reading techniques to comprehend, analyse, evaluate and compare texts 
  • Extended writing techniques to enable you to produce clear and informative copy for a range of purposes, audiences and genres  

Studying GCSE English will enable you to: 

  • Improve your use of written English 
  • Develop effective listening and speaking skills 
  • Consider and analyse a wide range of texts and writing styles 
  • Improve your own creative reading and writing skills  
  • Learn about descriptive, narrative and extended writing  
  • Produce pieces of writing for a range of audiences 
  • Respond to questions with considered and informed answers 
  • In the workplace required skills

Assessments are ongoing throughout the year with final exam at the end.

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Progress on to a range of courses within the college
  • Go into employment


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