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What career opportunities can this lead to?

GCSE English Literature, AS Level English Language or Literature, Access to Higher Education or other equivalent study programmes. Many level 3 courses and some university courses require a grade C/ 4 in GCSE English as an entry requirement.

What are the entry requirements?

GCSE English - Students will undergo an initial assessment, and will then be allocated an appropriate class, in either GCSE or Functional Skills English.

What does this programme involve?

The GCSE English qualification is made up of two final written examinations at the end of the course in June. In addition, there is also a Speaking & Listening Controlled Assessment undertaken in the classroom.

In each of the written examinations, students will be required to respond to texts, as well as produce a piece of writing in response to a task.

Each exam is worth 50% of the overall mark, and both exams must be taken.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Through tutor guidance, handouts, worksheets, discussion questions, ICT, individual research, workshop sessions and practice examination questions.

What else do I need to know?

Students who have an interest in writing and reading and want to gain a GCSE English qualification. They need to have a good command of the English Language and sound basic spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Students will require a ring binder, A4 lined paper (with a margin), black and blue pens, highlighter pens.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
ENGA Eastleigh College 9/9/2019 Mon 10:00 – 13:00 32 Apply now
ENGEA Eastleigh College 9/9/2019 Mon 18:45 – 21:00 32 Apply now
ENGEB Eastleigh College 10/9/2019 Tue 18:45 – 21:00 32 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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