GCSE English Language Level 2

Full Time

About the course

This subject aims to develop your ability to write and speak effectively, as well as to listen, read and respond with understanding.

You will study 19th Century fiction, 20th and 21st Century non-fiction along with how to write an effective story and range of other texts like newspaper article. Your ability to speak, listen and contribute effectively to discussion is also developed and assessed. You should be aiming to develop your vocabulary, grammatical accuracy, and your ability to express yourself clearly.

Entry requirements

A grade 2 in GCSE English, or a complete Level 1 Functional Skills English award or equivalent. If you have studied Functional Skills English at New College in the last year, you may be able to join the GCSE course.

Where next?

All employers and Colleges recognise the value of being able to write fluently, accurately, and with a sense of purpose. GCSE English Language provides evidence of these skills.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

It is also free for students aged 19+ if they have not previously achieved a grade 4/C and meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: claire.reiverssteele@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk

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