Havant Sixth Form College

GCSE: English

Why study English?

This one-year revision course is challenging and fast-paced. This is a great way to boost your existing grade.

What will I study?

You’ll improve your creative and practical writing skills, study poetry, Shakespeare and non-fiction texts and take part in drama, group discussions and presentations.

How will I be assessed?

40% of the marks are awarded for two examinations, each lasting one hour, and inviting you to demonstrate not only your writing skills but also your understanding of passages of writing.


Unit 1: Studying Written Language (20%)


Unit 2: Using Written Language (20%) 


30% of the overall mark is awarded for your Controlled Conditions pieces which replace the old coursework folder.


The remaining 30% will be awarded for your contributions in Speaking and Listening Exercises, including class discussions, group work, pair work, role playing and individual presentations (20%) and a study of spoken language (10%).


What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 or above. Specifically a grade 3 will be required in GCSE English.

What Havant adds to this

Variety of theatre trips.

Your destinations with this course

Completion of a GCSE English at Grade 4 or above enables students to move on to a wide range of Level 3 courses including A Levels and BTEC Extended Diploma.


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