GCSE English Language

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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What will you be working towards?

Code En
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This vocational is part of the Level 2 Academic Study Programme at The View @ East Street. This study programme is designed for learners who would like to boost their GCSEs and other vocational qualifications in order to secure a place on a Level 3 course in a sixth form or college in the future. This programme is ideal for 16-year olds who want to continue with more traditional level 3 studies (A levels and Vocational studies) and need to enhance their current qualifications to achieve the right entry criteria for the institution and courses of their choice.

This is a FULL time Study Programme

You will study a combination of 3-5 GCSE and vocational courses - these will be tailored to meet your needs and aspirations, and which will enable you to progress onto further studies next year. These qualifications which are all equivalent to ONE GCSE.


The English Language course will enable you to read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding. To read critically and use knowledge gained from reading a wide range of texts to inform and improve your own writing. It will support you in writing effectively and coherently using Standard English. You will acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language. This will be aimed at students who retake this to improve their grade at GCSE.

Component 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing:

• Study selections from a range of prose fiction

• Develop skills to analyse and evaluate 19th-century fiction extracts

• Develop imaginative writing skills to engage the reader

• Use spelling, punctuation and grammar accurately

Component 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing:

• Study a range of 20th and 21st-century non-fiction texts (including literary non-fiction)

• Develop skills to analyse, evaluate and compare non-fiction extracts

• Develop transactional writing skills for a variety of forms, purposes and audiences

• Use spelling, punctuation and grammar accurately

• Spoken Language Endorsement

• Developing spoken language skills (internally assessed and 0% of final grade)

How will it be delivered?

Paper 1

• Written Exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

• 40% of GCSE

Paper 2

• Written Exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

• 60% of GCSE

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language and/or Literature can be studied alongside the academic study programme if a Grade 3 has been achieved.

The academic study programme is ideal for learners intending to move to A Level and Level 3 Vocational qualifications at a school or college next year. 

Your next steps...

This course covers skills that will allow you to express yourself effectively and persuasively to a wide range of audiences, work independently and in groups and think analytically and creatively.