English Language – GCSE

Time:6.30 -9.30pmDuration:30 weeks
Qualification:GCSE English LanguageAwarding Body:AQA

About the course

This qualification develops the skills students need to read, understand and analyse a range of 19th, 20th and 21st century texts, as well as to write coherently and accurately using a range of sentence structures and vocabulary. Content includes:

Critical reading and comprehension
Summarising ideas and synthesising from more than one text
Evaluating author vocabulary, grammar and structure
Comparing texts
Producing clear and coherent text
Writing from impact
Making presentations and speeches

Grades 9-1 are available for students.

You should expect to complete 3 hours of homework per week in addition to class attendance and exam revision

Entry requirements

Learners must take an initial assessment followed by a full diagnostic to establish that they are ready to study at this level.

Learners should already have a Level 1 English Functional Skills qualification or GCSE English Language or Literature at D/3 Grade, ideally within the last 3 years.


There are two exams plus an internal Spoken Language assessment


Please bring a folder, lined paper, pen, dictionary/thesaurus and highlighters (optional).


We aim to deliver this course in a face to face classroom setting. Our arrangements for course delivery will be regularly reviewed in line with the relevant government guidance. If situations change, your course may require an element of blended learning. This means some sessions may be virtual classrooms using technology such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom. So, you will therefore need access to a PC, laptop, or other suitable device. These sessions may be full classes, or provide work set online to undertake during the session.


A Level English Language, Access to Higher Education course.

How to apply

If you are interested in this course or wish to apply, please contact us on 01403 216597 or email adulted@collyers.ac.uk


Students must attend a College induction prior to the course start.


This course is fully funded by the Government for learners who do not already have an equivalent qualification.