The government requires that all students who have not
achieved at least a Grade 4 in GCSE English Language (and Mathematics) retake
these qualifications during their time at College.
Students who fall into this category are required to do the
AQA English Language GCSE course at College. This is a practical, skills-based
course, designed to help students improve both their reading and writing
Prior to sitting exams, students will be assessed, by
teaching staff in speaking and listening and will need to have achieved an
acceptable level before continuting to the examination stage of the
Successful students will sit two, one hour 45 minute exams,
equally weighted at 50% each.
The College has an excellent record of helping students move
from a Grade 3 to a Grade 4 over one or more years.