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Study Programme - GCSE - English Language

HYA Training Limited

Hi-Tech House, Hi- Tech Park, Goulton Street, Hull, HU3 4DD

GCSE or Equivalent
Level 2
601/4575/4
Languages, Literature and Culture

Course Summary

Our GCSE in English Language helps students develop the skills required to read fluently and critically in a wide variety of high-quality literary and non-fiction genres, and to use written and spoken English accurately and effectively in different styles and contexts.

Course Details

Content overview

Component 01: Communicating information and ideas

Focuses on reading and writing non-fiction texts. Students will:

  • Read and compare two unseen non-fiction texts, one 19thcentury, and one 20th or 21st century
  • Produce one piece of original non-fiction

The unseen texts could include essays, journalism, travel writing, speeches, biographical writing etc. Students are required to analyse the language and structure of the texts then compare and evaluate them in response to a statement given in the exam.

The original piece of writing that they produce will be for a particular audience and purpose.

Component 02: Exploring effects and impact

Focuses on reading literary prose texts and creative writing. Students will:

  • Read and compare two unseen prose texts, one of which may be literary non-fiction. Both texts will be 20th or 21st century.
  • Produce one piece of original creative writing

The unseen texts could include prose fiction, literary non-fiction e.g. biographical writing etc. Students are required to analyse the language and structure of the texts and compare and evaluate them in response to a statement given in the exam.

The original piece of writing that they produce will be a piece of creative writing.

Component 03 or 04: Spoken language

Students deliver a presentation on an agreed topic; the presentation may be a talk, debate, speech or dialogue. They then listen and respond appropriately to questions and feedback.

How will it be delivered?

You can apply through our website or contact us for more information. We arrange to meet you to fill out an application form and find out which course is most suited to you.

All learning is conducted at HYA's training centre, and is classroom based.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements

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