Gaining a GCSE in English language is vital for future career progression and a minimum requirement for many further education courses. However, it’s not just a ‘means to an end’, this course will help you develop your reading and writing skills, and enable you to communicate and express your ideas more effectively.
Studying GCSE English Language online is a flexible way to gain key skills, that you’ll use in all aspects of your life. Supported by a personal tutor, you’ll explore the use of words in different contexts and gain a deeper understanding of the power and influence of the spoken and written word.
Why study English Language GCSE?
Have you ever looked at two different writers and wondered why their styles of writing are so different? Or found yourself examining how writer’s viewpoints and perspectives can reshape how language is used?
Our GCSE English Language online course will inspire you to think creatively and differently about the complex and intricate language we use everyday. Through engaging topics, delivered through well-designed course materials, you’ll work towards a internationally-recognised GCSE qualification. Our English Language GCSE course is ideal if you:
Section 1: Creative reading, Part 1
Section 2: Creative reading, Part 2
Section 3: Creative Writing, Part 1
Section 4: Creative Writing, Part 2
Section 5: Writer’s viewpoints and perspectives, Part 1
Section 6: Writers viewpoints and perspectives, Part 2
Section 7: Writers viewpoints and perspectives, Part 3
Section 8: Preparing for the exam – Paper 1
Section 9: Preparing for the exam – Paper 2
Study GCSE English Language with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Colin who is just one of our first-class English tutors:
“I have been involved with education, either in a voluntary or a paid capacity, for over forty years, and I don’t seem to find it boring yet! After a Joint Honours Degree in Comparative Literature and French Language, and a Masters in European Studies, both at UEA, I have taught in comprehensives, sixth forms, adult education, evening classes and distance learning. I have also been an examiner – both marking and writing examination papers – since 1978, as well as working at regional and national levels for the NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English) and the NUT (National Union of Teachers). In my spare time I garden or write articles, poetry and stories – some published!”
*The specification suggests that 150 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 150 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 4 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
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Our course fees are clear and transparent to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
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For further information on additional/optional support you can purchase, please visit our additional services page.
Non-exam assessment (NEA):
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience, learning online works best when the parents are involved, so when you enrol your child with NEC, you’ll have a unique set of services to help you to support your child.
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £74.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £495
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
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