GCSE English (level 2)Course ref. QW013
This course is designed to enable you to:
- Express yourself creatively and imaginatively in speech and writing
- Become a critical reader of a range of texts, including multi-modal texts
- Understand the impact of variations in spoken and written language and how they relate to identity and cultural diversity
- Select and adapt speech and writing for different situations and audiences
Is it for me?
The course suits those with an enthusiasm for spoken and written English and who wish to explore English Language in more depth. You are assessed by both controlled assignments and exams.
This involves completing different tasks including extended reading, creative writing and spoken language. Each section of this unit is assessed through collected evidence, in the form of coursework tasks. All evidence from these units will be completed under controlled assessment conditions – that is completed within class, under timed conditions and with supervision. This is worth 40% of the total GCSE marks.
Speaking and listening
This unit consists of three speaking and listening tasks. The activities will be focused on presenting, discussing and role-playing. This unit will account for 20% of the total GCSE marks.
This unit is assessed through one external 2 hour 15 minute examination. Section A – Reading, requires you to answer five compulsory questions, based on three short reading resources. In Section B – Writing, you will complete two compulsory writing tasks. The exam is worth 40% of the total GCSE marks.
Grade D at GCSE English Language and an initial assessment.
Which courses go well with this?
This course can be taken alongside a range of level 2 and level 3 courses.
You will develop important transferable skills in both speaking and writing, which are essential for other courses and for future employment. Successful completion of this course will prepare you for progression onto advanced level English courses.