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GCSE English (Level 2)

Level 2

Course code: L02P101
Type: Part Time
Duration: 1 year
Subject area: English
Location: North Shropshire
No fee information available

About the course

The subject includes reading and analysis of a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods. A wide range of sources will also be used as stimulus for creative writing tasks, in order to develop written skills.

The course is for those who require a grade 4-5 (grade C in the old spec) for progression onto vocational courses, higher education courses or for employment purposes. It is also suitable for those who are interested in developing their analytical reading skills and written skills.

What qualification will I gain?

On completion of the course you will achieve a grade 9-1 in GCSE English Language. A grade 4 and above is equivalent to a C – A* in the old specification.

Why choose us

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

What you could do next

Progress onto higher level vocational courses, A levels (dependent on other GCSE qualifications), Higher Education courses (dependent on other qualifications), employment that requires good reading and written skills and any other employment.

Popular modules

  • Develop reading, writing and spoken language skills.

  • Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (how writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to engage the interest of readers).

  • Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives (how different writers present a similar topic over time).

  • Developing good speaking and listening skills for a range of situations.

Key facts

Start Date:

  • September



  • Mondays 10.00am – 12.00 (noon)

  • Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm


  • Mondays 1:30pm – 3:30pm

  • Mondays 6pm – 8pm

Assessment methods

2 exams and a non-exam spoken language assessment.

  • Exam Paper 1 Exploration in Creative Reading and Writing

  • Exam Paper 2 Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives

Entry requirements

Grade D (old specification) or grade 3 (new specification). Additionally, those without formal qualifications can still enroll on the course, but will undertake an initial assessment to identify skills levels.