GCSE English

Start (w/c): 05/09/2022 Tuesday (17:30 to 20:30) Ystrad Mynach

Course Information

GCSE English is for anyone who wants to improve their written and oral English skills. As communication, both written and oral, play such a huge role in today’s society, GCSE English is essential to help you pursue your job opportunities. No matter what the profession, job opportunities will always favour candidates who can speak clearly and fluently, and convey their thoughts convincingly in writing.

What Will I Learn?

During the course you will study:

• Spelling • Punctuation • Grammar • Speaking and listening skills • Reading and analysing various texts • Creating writing – narrative writing and descriptive writing • Transactional writing – including letters, reports, article, leaflets and speeches • Exam techniques

Entry Requirements

A minimum D grade at GCSE or you will be invited in by a member of the GCSE team to sit an assessment.


There will be an Oracy assessment which will consist of a 5-7 minute presentation and a 10 minute group discussion. Combined these will equate to 20% of the overall course. There will also be two examinations at the end of the academic year accounting for 80% of the qualification. You will be assessed throughout the year to monitor your progress.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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Career Progression

  • GCSE English is an extremely useful qualification and is a basic requirement for many courses of study. For teachers at primary or secondary schools, grade B GCSE English is a compulsory requirement.


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