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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
Level: Level 2
Location: Enfield Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers, Adults
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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
Level: Level 2
Location: Tottenham Centre
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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
Level: Level 2
Location: Tottenham Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers, Adults
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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
Level: Level 2
Location: Enfield Centre
Suitable for: Adults
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ABOUT THE COURSE

A grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language is a requirement for many higher education courses and careers, including those in the humanities.

Throughout the course, you will develop enhanced verbal and written communication skills, through a variety of speaking and listening activities, as well as improving your written English skills by constructing arguments in essays, using correct grammar and learning to match your style to the audience and the purpose.

You will also be introduced to literature from the English Literary Heritage, including Shakespeare, and be taught how to accurately and fluently read, understand and respond to the texts. Analysis and evaluation of a wide range of texts, such as novels and poetry, are also included to help you develop your analytical skills.

The GCSE is graded using the linear 9-1 system, with examinations in June. 

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

During the course you will read, write about and discuss:

A range of literary fiction texts for Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing.

A range of non-fiction texts, which might include autobiographies, biographies, diaries, letters, travel writing and leaflets for Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives.

GCSE English courses include a Spoken Language assessment, which takes the form of a presentation in class and responding to questions and feedback.

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • GCSE English Language at grade 2

All applicants must have an assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The course is assessed through a series of controlled assessments and an end-of-year exam.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers


If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August prior to the start date of your course and you have the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of your programme then your study with us will be free. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

Adults - Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2


If you will be aged 19+ on 31st August prior to the start date of your course, up to Level 2, then your study with us will be free. You must have lived for 3 years within the EU/EEA/UK prior to the start of your course, you must have lived in the UK before 1st January 2021 and you must have permission to live in the UK for at least 12 months from the first day of learning. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

GCSE English is necessary for all students wanting to enter higher education or study. It is also a qualification asked for by employers.

WHERE STUDENTS PROGRESS TO AFTER THIS COURSE

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MEET SOME OF THE TEACHERS

Bola Stevens

Bola has been teaching English for over 20 years and GCSE English for over 10 years. Bola is a GCSE English examiner with one of the leading GCSE Examination Boards in the UK. Bola is passionate about teaching GCSE English and during sessions uses their intricate skills to bring GCSE English to life. Bola encourages other teachers in the department to help develop English for learners so that they can begin to think, write and speak like writers.


Chrystalla Kyriacou

Following their secondary school education, Chrystalla attended Davies, Laing and Dick College, where they did their O Levels - including the GCSE English as the A Level.

Chrystalla has extensive teaching experience as a teacher of English both in secondary schools and FE colleges. Chrystalla holds a BA Degree in English Literature, an MA Post-graduate Degree in English Literature and the PGCE-post 16 - specialisation in English - and the QTLS. Besides the above, Chrystalla also holds the Cambridge RSA Certificate in TEFL.

Chrystalla is an active AQA English examiner and, previously, an EdExcel examiner in English. Chrystalla has taught KS3 and KS4 English in secondary schools where they also had the responsibility of Literacy Lead. Thus, they revised the English Literature Department's policy and wrote the Action Plan for the whole school. Chrystalla has taught GCSE English and A Level English - the latter in Enfield and Stanmore colleges, respectively.

Chrystalla has excellent management and organisational skills. Chrystalla once organised and ran the summer course whilst at Enfield College and is always interested in participating in further training and professional development.


The teachers listed may change, these shown are an example of the teachers who teach on these programmes.


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