GCSE English Language

Key Details

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    Abergele, Bangor, Rhos-on-Sea, Rhyl, Online
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    30 weeks, 3 hours per week

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Course Description

Many universities and employers ask for English Language GCSE at Grade C or above. If you have not achieved this whilst at school, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai will provide opportunities for you to improve your grades, to enable you to progress onto the appropriate further or higher education programme, or into employment.

Perhaps you just wish to study English for the joy of learning and the love of the subject?

You will be using and improving your Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening skills.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone interested in gaining a GCSE or wanting to improve on a previously achieved grade.

Key Topics covered

Oracy: You will develop your speaking and listening skills throughout the course, in formal and informal situations.

You will be assessed delivering a presentation or talk and you will take part in group discussions. These will be recorded by your tutor.

Reading and Writing: You will develop your ability to write for a range of purposes and audiences.

Course Dates:

  • Abergele: 6/9/22, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Abergele: 6/9/22, 6-9pm
  • Abergele: 7/9/22, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Llangefni: 7/9/22, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Rhos-on-Sea: 7/9/22, 6-9pm
  • Rhyl: 8/9/22, 6-9pm
  • Online: 7/9/22, 6-9pm

Entry Criteria

There are no entry requirements for this course, although a good understanding of basic literacy is strongly recommended.

If you have not taken the exam previously, or if it was taken a considerable time ago, your tutor will have a chat with you to determine whether this course is right for you.

If you wish to study this course online, the following technology is required:

  • Laptop/Desktop PC/Tablet

  • A stable broadband connection


  • Classroom learning
  • Discussions
  • Analytical reading and writing
  • Independent research
  • Group work
  • Debate
  • Regular homework will be set

Learners will be expected to access emails, Google Classroom and potentially other online tools that will support their learning. Support in accessing these will be provided.


Two Written exams and an Oracy assessment


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