GCSEs/Functional Skills English & Maths

You will enhance your skills for life and further study through a wide range of tasks. These include: Practise reading:

  • Read literature fiction texts from the 20th and 21st century.
  • Read non-fiction texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st century.
  • Read literary non-fiction texts.

    Practise writing:

  • Descriptive.
  • Narrative.
  • Presenting a viewpoint.

    Practise speaking and listening:

  • Make a presentation.
  • Respond to questions and feedback.
  • Use standard English.
  • Entry requirements

    You would normally have a grade D/3 in GCSE English Language, a Level 1 or 2 Functional skills English or equivalent. However, there are no set entry requirements. Before starting the course, you will be assessed for suitability and to agree the level you can study. Prior qualifications will be used where appropriate.

  • Who is the course for?

    Achieving at least a grade 4 in GCSE English Language can open up a wide range of new opportunities including promotion at work, university entrance, training courses (teaching/accountancy) or access courses. In addition, you will acquire skills which you can apply in many aspects of your everyday life.

    As part of the course, you will learn to investigate and analyse language as well as experiment and use language, creatively. You will also learn advanced grammar rules, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and sentence structure while developing your ability to understand and compare texts such as fiction and non-fiction on set themes. You will write reviews, articles and narratives as well as study spoken language.

    Achieving this qualification will increase your confidence and motivation. The skills you gain will be invaluable in the workplace or in any further learning.

  • Study methods
    • 2.5 hours of classroom tuition per week, in the evening.
    • Homework.
    • e-learning through Century and directed self-study.
  • How is the course assessed?

    You will be regularly assessed during your course and receive feedback to help you develop the skills required for the external exams.

    GCSE English Language is assessed in three parts:

    • Paper 1. Explorations in creative reading and writing. (Exam 1 hour 45 mins.)
    • Paper 2. Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives (Exam 1 hour 45 mins.)
    • Speaking and Listening: to be completed in class.
  • More information

    Our next available course will be in September 2023.
    If you require more information, you can contact Candy White – School Administrator on 01895 471130 (Term time only), or the College Information and Guidance team on 01895 853333.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Gaining a GCSE English Language 4-9 can provide an entry point into a wide variety of career options and other further study.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Your next step might include university entrance, training courses (teaching) or access courses.

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Sep 2023

Starts 19 September 2023

Duration 30 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Tuesday
18:00 - 20:30

About this course

Part Time