The English Language is a key asset if you’re interested in any career that involves written and spoken communication and requires a comprehensive grasp of the English language, GCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers at 16. The English Language can be used to inspire, motivate and challenge us in countless different ways. This GCSE Qualification course will help you to read, understand and analyse texts in different forms, and write clearly and concisely.
The English Language is a key asset if you’re interested in any career that involves written and spoken communication and requires a comprehensive grasp of the English language.
If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free
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The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.
You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.
You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course can be arranged.
All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2021.
You’ll be required to complete the two GCSE standard written exams.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your course, you will also be required complete one introductory assignment and nine assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course. There is no coursework to complete. All exams must be taken in the same session.
Optional non-exam assessment (NEA)
In addition, you will have the opportunity to take an additional, optional non-exam assessment (NEA) to demonstrate your skills in spoken language, including presenting, responding to questions and feedback, and use of standard English. This optional assessment is separately endorsed. It will be reported as a separate grade and will not contribute to the result of the GCSE qualification. You will need to take the 2 standard GCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in English Language, issued by AQA. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.
Difficulty - Level 2
Entry requirements - GCSE English language assumes a good command of both spoken and written English. The course will expect you to read and analyse a range of texts from 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Therefore this course is not always suitable for those for whom English is not their first language. If you're unsure, get in touch and we can offer you some guidance.
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Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.
While there are no essential set texts. You might like to refer to the following recommended books for additional reading: (1) AQA GCSE English Language: Developing the Skills for Learning and Assessment, H Blackhouse and B Emm, Oxford 2015. (2) AQA GCSE English Language: Assessment Preparation for Paper 1 and Paper 2, J Branson and P Ellison, Oxford 2015. (3) Oxford A-Z of Better Spelling, C Buxton, Oxford 2013. (4) Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation, J Seely, Oxford 2013
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).