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GCSE / iGCSE English Language including exams

This Course at a Glance

  • Gain academic knowledge and life skills that will set you up in life
  • Read and analyse texts old and new, plus different forms of writing
  • Explore the mechanics of the English Language
  • Go on to A Level English
  • Choose between GCSE or iGCSE when you book your exam
  • Get qualified in 6 months
  • Exam included
  • 100% online

About your course

English studies is an essential building block for further academic learning and employment opportunities. Not only do they advance your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, they build your confidence and enhance your capabilities in social settings. 
 
English Language is the more scientific side of English studies. It focuses on the nature of English and explores language in segments such as syntax, morphology and phonology. This differs from Literature, which concerns itself with thematic content.
 
By studying English Language, you will come to understand how writers’ viewpoints and perspectives on issues or themes feature in their works. Themes which are often concerned with the way we think or the way we live our lives.
 
You will take these themes and build on them by applying narrative and descriptive techniques, all of which will push you and further your ability as a creative writer. Not only that but the course is designed to turn you into an advanced communicator. It does so by challenging you in terms of speaking, listening, reading and writing, plus teaching you the correct use of grammar and punctuation. 
 
With these skills and level of knowledge, you will be desirable for higher level learning and employment opportunities. The qualification itself will help fulfil entry requirements for courses like A Level English, humanities subjects and more.
 
This English Language course was written by subject specialists who specialise in Further and Adult Education, it also contains everything required to obtain your GCSE qualification or your iGCSE qualification.
 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers, with a vast range of distance learning courses and qualifications that help our learners achieve their goals. This English Language course can be studied over one year, but it’s possible to have it completed and be on the way to the next stage of your academic journey in as little as six months. 
 
As all of our courses are online, you can study at home, at your own pace without committing to regular lesson times. As long as you have a computer and an internet connection you are ready to go!
 
Once enrolled, you will receive a dedicated login and gain instant access to your course materials and assignments. By having everything within your reach right away, you can learn in a way that works for you. The only deadline you will need to bear in mind is your exam – exam sittings are held each year in May or June, with a resit opportunity in November for those who meet specific criteria.
 
In addition to completely flexible learning, you will also have a professional tutor on hand to help you. They can support you with guidance when you get stuck and provide you with feedback on your assignments to help you progress with your studies
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  • Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like
  • Tutor support via our market-leading platform
  • Study around existing commitments
  • Progress as quickly as you’d like
  • Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
  • Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround

You don’t need any prior qualifications or experience to enrol on this course. To get started, you simply need access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection.

*Please note, you need to pay your course fees in full before you can book your exam.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

During this GCSE English Language course, your course content will cover the following:
 
Critical Reading and Comprehension
 
This aspect of the course focuses on:
 
  • Critical reading and comprehension: Identifying and interpreting themes, ideas and information in a range of literature and other high-quality writing; reading in different ways for different purposes, and comparing and evaluating the usefulness, relevance and presentation of content for these purposes; drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence; supporting a point of view by referring to evidence within the text; identifying bias and misuse of evidence, including distinguishing between statements that are supported by evidence and those that are not; reflecting critically and evaluatively on text, using the context of the text and drawing on knowledge and skills gained from wider reading; recognising the possibility of different responses to a text
  • Summary and synthesis: Identifying the main theme or themes; summarising ideas and information from a single text; synthesising from more than one text
  • Evaluation of a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features: Explaining and illustrating how vocabulary and grammar contribute to effectiveness and impact, using linguistic and literary terminology accurately to do so and paying attention to detail; analysing and evaluating how form and structure contribute to the effectiveness and impact of a text
  • Comparing texts: Comparing two or more texts critically with respect to the above
Writing
 
This aspect of the course focuses on:
 
  • Producing clear and coherent text: Writing effectively for different purposes and audiences: to describe, narrate, explain, instruct, give and respond to information, and argue; selecting vocabulary, grammar, form, and structural and organisational features judiciously to reflect audience, purpose and context; using language imaginatively and creatively; using information provided by others to write in different forms; maintaining a consistent point of view; maintaining coherence and consistency across a text
  • Writing for impact: Selecting, organising and emphasising facts, ideas and key points; citing evidence and quotation effectively and pertinently to support views; creating emotional impact; using language creatively, imaginatively and persuasively, including rhetorical devices (such as rhetorical questions, antithesis, parenthesis)
 

Once you finish each module you will need to complete a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) to evidence your understanding. This is completed online, then submitted to your tutor for marking. Your tutor will then assess the assignment and return it to you with its final grade and feedback. 

On successful completion of all assignments included in the course, you will be ready to take your exam! In order to achieve this qualification, you must complete all exams in a single year.

About the GCSE English Language exams 

There are two exams in GCSE English Language, you must complete both exams in the same exam series.  

Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing. Paper 1 is assessed through a 1 hour and 45-minute examination. The total number of marks available is 64, and it is worth 40% of the total GCSE. 

 Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing. Paper 2 is assessed through a 2 hour and 5-minute examination.  The total number of marks available is 96, and it is worth 60% of the total GCSE. 

About the iGCSE English Language exam 

There is one exam in iGCSE English Language. The content is assessed through a 3 hour examination, in three sections. The total number of marks available is 100, and it is worth 100% of the total iGCSE. 

Grades 

You will be graded between grades 1 and 9, 9 being the highest.   

 

English GCSE Grading

 

Tutors & Exams

Our Tutors and Exams services deliver examination and assessment facilities that are designed for private and home educated candidates.

As it stands, Tutors and Exams has five examination centres in different locations around the country, these include Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. Each of these centres is approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

Our Tutors and Exams service also boasts a dedicated Science laboratory, which is based in Birmingham and has the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals throughout the year and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

OUR PASS RATE
GCSEs
96%
(National Average 82.6%)
  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
Live Class Upgrade
GCSE / iGCSE English Language including exams

This Course at a Glance

  • Gain academic knowledge and life skills that will set you up in life
  • Read and analyse texts old and new, plus different forms of writing
  • Explore the mechanics of the English Language
  • Go on to A Level English
  • Choose between GCSE or iGCSE when you book your exam
  • Get qualified in 6 months
  • Exam included
  • 100% online

About your course

English studies is an essential building block for further academic learning and employment opportunities. Not only do they advance your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, they build your confidence and enhance your capabilities in social settings. 
 
English Language is the more scientific side of English studies. It focuses on the nature of English and explores language in segments such as syntax, morphology and phonology. This differs from Literature, which concerns itself with thematic content.
 
By studying English Language, you will come to understand how writers’ viewpoints and perspectives on issues or themes feature in their works. Themes which are often concerned with the way we think or the way we live our lives.
 
You will take these themes and build on them by applying narrative and descriptive techniques, all of which will push you and further your ability as a creative writer. Not only that but the course is designed to turn you into an advanced communicator. It does so by challenging you in terms of speaking, listening, reading and writing, plus teaching you the correct use of grammar and punctuation. 
 
With these skills and level of knowledge, you will be desirable for higher level learning and employment opportunities. The qualification itself will help fulfil entry requirements for courses like A Level English, humanities subjects and more.
 
This English Language course was written by subject specialists who specialise in Further and Adult Education, it also contains everything required to obtain your GCSE qualification or your iGCSE qualification.
 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers, with a vast range of distance learning courses and qualifications that help our learners achieve their goals. This English Language course can be studied over one year, but it’s possible to have it completed and be on the way to the next stage of your academic journey in as little as six months. 
 
As all of our courses are online, you can study at home, at your own pace without committing to regular lesson times. As long as you have a computer and an internet connection you are ready to go!
 
Once enrolled, you will receive a dedicated login and gain instant access to your course materials and assignments. By having everything within your reach right away, you can learn in a way that works for you. The only deadline you will need to bear in mind is your exam – exam sittings are held each year in May or June, with a resit opportunity in November for those who meet specific criteria.
 
In addition to completely flexible learning, you will also have a professional tutor on hand to help you. They can support you with guidance when you get stuck and provide you with feedback on your assignments to help you progress with your studies
GCSEs
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 82.6%)
96%
During this GCSE English Language course, your course content will cover the following:
 
Critical Reading and Comprehension
 
This aspect of the course focuses on:
 
  • Critical reading and comprehension: Identifying and interpreting themes, ideas and information in a range of literature and other high-quality writing; reading in different ways for different purposes, and comparing and evaluating the usefulness, relevance and presentation of content for these purposes; drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence; supporting a point of view by referring to evidence within the text; identifying bias and misuse of evidence, including distinguishing between statements that are supported by evidence and those that are not; reflecting critically and evaluatively on text, using the context of the text and drawing on knowledge and skills gained from wider reading; recognising the possibility of different responses to a text
  • Summary and synthesis: Identifying the main theme or themes; summarising ideas and information from a single text; synthesising from more than one text
  • Evaluation of a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features: Explaining and illustrating how vocabulary and grammar contribute to effectiveness and impact, using linguistic and literary terminology accurately to do so and paying attention to detail; analysing and evaluating how form and structure contribute to the effectiveness and impact of a text
  • Comparing texts: Comparing two or more texts critically with respect to the above
Writing
 
This aspect of the course focuses on:
 
  • Producing clear and coherent text: Writing effectively for different purposes and audiences: to describe, narrate, explain, instruct, give and respond to information, and argue; selecting vocabulary, grammar, form, and structural and organisational features judiciously to reflect audience, purpose and context; using language imaginatively and creatively; using information provided by others to write in different forms; maintaining a consistent point of view; maintaining coherence and consistency across a text
  • Writing for impact: Selecting, organising and emphasising facts, ideas and key points; citing evidence and quotation effectively and pertinently to support views; creating emotional impact; using language creatively, imaginatively and persuasively, including rhetorical devices (such as rhetorical questions, antithesis, parenthesis)
 

Once you finish each module you will need to complete a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) to evidence your understanding. This is completed online, then submitted to your tutor for marking. Your tutor will then assess the assignment and return it to you with its final grade and feedback. 

On successful completion of all assignments included in the course, you will be ready to take your exam! In order to achieve this qualification, you must complete all exams in a single year.

About the GCSE English Language exams 

There are two exams in GCSE English Language, you must complete both exams in the same exam series.  

Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing. Paper 1 is assessed through a 1 hour and 45-minute examination. The total number of marks available is 64, and it is worth 40% of the total GCSE. 

 Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing. Paper 2 is assessed through a 2 hour and 5-minute examination.  The total number of marks available is 96, and it is worth 60% of the total GCSE. 

About the iGCSE English Language exam 

There is one exam in iGCSE English Language. The content is assessed through a 3 hour examination, in three sections. The total number of marks available is 100, and it is worth 100% of the total iGCSE. 

Grades 

You will be graded between grades 1 and 9, 9 being the highest.   

 

English GCSE Grading

 

Tutors & Exams

Our Tutors and Exams services deliver examination and assessment facilities that are designed for private and home educated candidates.

As it stands, Tutors and Exams has five examination centres in different locations around the country, these include Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. Each of these centres is approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

Our Tutors and Exams service also boasts a dedicated Science laboratory, which is based in Birmingham and has the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals throughout the year and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

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