GCSE English

This specification enables learners to:


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

  • Read critically, and use the knowledge they have 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 a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language. In addition, this specification enables learners to listen to and understand spoken language and use their own spoken Standard English effectively.


  • Level 2 Functional Skills​

  • Acceptance onto this course is subject to successful guidance interview

Start Date(s)

  • September

Course Duration

  • One Year


  • On completion of this course you may choose to undertake further study: qualifications you may wish to progress onto include: Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health and Care Professions or Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care. You may choose to seek employment in one of many varied occupational areas, for example: Health Care Assistant; Residential Support Worker or Social Work Assistant

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