GCSEs & Functional Skills
Sixth Form Campus
This course enables you to take your next steps to a Level 3 programme. If you have a grade 3 GCSE in English language, you will be required to retake the GCSE in your first year at College.
You will read a range of extracts from well-known fiction and non-fiction books from the past 200 years such as 1984 by George Orwell, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebolda and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, as well as a range of non-fiction texts like the journalism of Charles Dickens and Captain Bligh’s diary after the Mutiny on the Bounty.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English language at grade 3 or below.
100% exam/spoken language endorsement.
You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.
You may be interested in progressing to an English or media-based subject. Future careers in these areas might include journalism, marketing and public relations. A grade 4 or above at GCSE English is the new gold standard for employers in all fields.
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