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GCSE English

Level 2

Course code: E18P101
Type: Part Time
Duration: 9 months (Sept-June)
Subject area: English
Location: Hereford
No fee information available

About the course

Do you need to retake your English GCSE to obtain a higher grade as well as improving your English skills? Were you unable to complete your GCSEs due to personal circumstances? Then these courses could be for you.

What qualification will I gain?

GCSE English

Why choose us

HLNSC have industry-qualified tutors with substantial experience in this subject area.

What you could do next

Further Education in A levels at Ludlow Campus or Sixth Form College for 16-19 year olds or if 19+, by correspondence or out of county, employment or Degrees at Higher Education levels.

Popular modules

GCSE English is one of the most important qualifications a student can gain. The course will require you to

  • write in increasingly different ways for a wide variety of people and purposes.

  • read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding

  • read critically and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing

  • write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately

  • use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately

  • acquire and apply a wide vocabulary alongside knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

Key facts


  • Hereford


  • Monday or Friday (2 hours)


  • Tuesday or Wednesday (2 hours)

Start Date:

  • September


  • September – June

Assessment methods

Two written papers at the end of the course

  • Paper 1 – Fiction and Imaginative Writing

  • Paper 2 – Non-Fiction and Transactional Writing

  • Spoken Language – listen to and understand spoken language, and use spoken Standard English effectively. Spoken language will be reported as a separate grade

Entry requirements

This course is aimed at those who currently hold a D grade (grade 3) in the subject and wish to improve. For mature students some previous knowledge in the subject is desirable, plus proof of success in at least one GCSE.

Initial interviews will be held prior to enrolment on the course. Pre-course assessment tests should show strong level 1 aptitude at least.