Edexcel English Language GCSE

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Course content

  • Component 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing
  • Component 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing
  • Speaking and Listening Endorsement

Who is the course for?

  • Students achieving grade D / 3 in a GCSE for English language in summer 2018
  • Students who have achieved a L2 Functional Skills English qualification

Assessment method

  • Component 1 is an externally assessed exam (1hour 45 mins) worth 40% of overall marks.
  • Component 2 is an externally assessed exam (2hours) worth 60% of overall marks
  • The speaking and listening endorsement is internally assessed under controlled conditions, and externally moderated by Edexcel. It does not carry any marks.

Entry requirements

  • Grade D / 3 in a GCSE for English language in summer 2018
  • L2 Functional Skills English qualification

When is the course run?

Tuesday 1pm – 4pm and Friday 9am – 12 noon

Future opportunities / career options

This is regarded as an important qualification by employers and as a minimum standard for entry onto higher level courses at other colleges.