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English GCSE

Qualification: GCSE in English Language
Exam Board & Specification Code: OCR; J351; Specification
Course Entry Requirements: 3 or below in English Language GCSE
Please make sure that you have understood the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Study Programmes at the college.
Length and size of qualification: 2 year single course
Timetable hours: 4.5 hours per week
Assessment method: 2 x 2 hour exams
BHASVIC Department: English

Head of Department Alex Uff

What will I study?

A range of fiction and non-fiction texts that require well written analytical responses to show a confident technical understanding of how writers use words and sentences to create their meanings. Students will also develop their own skills and ideas in writing and speaking.

Is this course right for me?

This is explicitly for students who didn't get the grade they wanted at GCSE and need to retake to get a 4 or above.

Where next?

This enables students to take or complete a range of level 3 courses that require grade C/4 English GCSE.