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English and Maths

English Language - GCSE (Evening)

Part Time

Course Overview

This course will enable you to develop the skills needed to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts and write clearly. 

Course Content

An accessible enabling qualification.

This course provides an assessment journey that supports students through each paper.

The course offers two clear and distinct areas of study: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing plus understanding Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives. This is delivered through the reading and analysis of 19th, 20th and 21st texts in addition to a writing component.

Students will progress through this course by developing a variety of reading and writing skills through interesting and engaging activities. 

Students will be required to develop and deliver a presentation on a topic of choice (approved by their teacher).

Entry Requirement

You may have previously completed GCSE English Language and are looking to improve your grade. The course is also available to anyone who does not currently hold a GCSE in English, or has completed a Functional Skills course in English.  Applicants will need to complete a competency assessment to ensure that the course is matched to their ability before a place can be offered. 

If you already have a Grade C or a Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and want to improve your grade, or are a non-EU citizen, you will have to pay a fee of £400.

If you are an EU citizen without a Grade C or Grade 4, this course is free of charge.


The course is assessed by two, summer examination papers and a separate Speaking and Listening Oral assessment. 

Where does this course lead to

Attaining a level 4/5 in GCSE English Language is an essential qualification to further learning opportunities (often essential for university application)  and improving employment opportunities. 

How to Enrol

To enrol on this course you will need to complete an assessment.  Please send an email to: EnglishandMathsEnrolments@bcot.ac.uk to find out more information.


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Course Outline

Course Code: HEBL082
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: 15/09/2021
Day & Time: Thu 6pm to 9pm
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