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WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language (Adult)

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

Gaining a grade C in GCSE English is a stepping stone into many types of education and employment. Many universities require you to have a C or higher in GCSE English to be accepted on to undergraduate courses. Colleges also now expect a grade C as the standard necessary to be enrolled on Level 3 courses. Similarly, many employers now require you to have a minimum of a grade C in order to demonstrate you have the necessary reading, writing and communication skills needed in the modern workplace.

Overview of the course: 

The course is delivered in class-based taught sessions, supported by use of our online learning environment (Moodle). You will attend for three hours per week and be expected to complete approximately one hour per week of independent learning. The sessions are available during the daytime and on an evening to help you access the course at a convenient time.

Entry requirements: 

There are no formal entry requirements to the course but it is expected that you will be working at a minimum of level 1 in order to maximise your chances of success. To support you in this, we also offer qualifications in Functional Skills English, designed to provide you with the requisite knowledge and skills. Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.


You will study our combined English Language and Literature GCSE, which includes practical development of your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills, alongside analysis of poetry and literature (currently Macbeth and Of Mice & Men).

How is the course assessed?: 

You will be assessed on your coursework and in a final exam. You will submit four Controlled Assessments throughout the year, which are aggregated with the result of your exam to produce your final grade.

Further study options after this course: 

Achieving a grade C in English can help you achieve your personal or career goals, including further study at Level 3, university, employment or promotion.

Length of the course: 

1 year part-time. Three hours in class, usually 6pm - 9pm, and one hour independent study.


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2019

More important information about this course:


*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (17 Jul 2019 21:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

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