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English Language


Exam Board: GCSE English Language – Eduqas

Course Summary

GCSE English Language aims to develop your skills in critically reading and responding to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts from across the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. You will also develop your writing skills across a number of genres for different purposes with a particular focus on developing your linguistic accuracy and vocabulary. If extra support is required this will be arranged through the College’s Learning Support team and may include help with reading and writing skills, timing issues and organisational skills.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade 3 in English Language.



  • Basic Grammar Skills
  • Victorian Entertainment
  • Slavery and Black History
  • Horror
  • Adventures & Disasters
  • Car Chase
  • Climate Change
  • Teen Culture
  • Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll

Why choose this course?

  • Builds your confidence
  • Provides fundamental skills
  • Opportunity to work with like-minded students

Where might it lead?

Progression to a full Level 3 programme, leading to a degree qualification or employment.


100% examination alongside an unweighted Spoken Language unit.


Flora Pick

"After Barton I'm hoping to continue studying English Literature at university, and wish to ultimately end up in journalism or publishing of some description."

Read more about Flora and some of our other students.