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GCSE / IGCSE English Language including exams

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This Course at a Glance

  • Embark on the study of the English Language
  • Learn to read, write and communicate with flair and impact
  • Choose between GCSE and iGCSE when you book your exams
  • Enables you to progress to studying English Language at Level 3
  • Exams included
  • Study online
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GCSE / IGCSE English Language including exams

This Course at a Glance

  • Embark on the study of the English Language
  • Learn to read, write and communicate with flair and impact
  • Choose between GCSE and iGCSE when you book your exams
  • Enables you to progress to studying English Language at Level 3
  • Exams included
  • Study online

About Your Course

The English Language is an incredible asset for those who take the time to learn it. Not only is it the language of business, but it is also one of the most spoken languages worldwide. As such, many employers are looking for candidates who not only speak the language but understand it in its entirety.

This is because those who are proficient in the English Language are likely to be able to read fluently, write effectively and present their concepts and ideas coherently. They are also capable of communicating with people in a range of scenarios, in addition to having the ability to write imaginatively, and adapt their tone and style of writing for different forms, purposes and audiences.

If you want to gain an academic qualification in English Language, this course will prepare you for with the GCSE or iGCSE exams.  Both are internationally recognised qualifications.

During the course, you will explore numerous non-fiction, poetry and prose texts, as well as study the concept of both transactional and imaginative writing. With the knowledge gained, you will develop the ability to read and respond to material from various sources, compare texts and analyse how writers achieve their effects, construct and convey meaning in written language, and be able to change your style for different audiences and purposes.

The course is aimed at learners who want to achieve Level 2 English Language and progress to higher levels. Care was taken in the design of this online course to ensure the online materials and texts studied are engaging, suitable for all students, and that they include a diverse range of writers.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. The GCSE and iGCSE exams are with Pearson.

Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your course from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Modules

The first two units in your course cover everything you need to know about the course and the exams, as well as handy tips for how to successfully study online.

From unit 3 you will study English Language, covering Themes, The writer's perspective, Analysing and writing fiction and non-fiction, as well as the fundamentals of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and vocabulary.

At the end of your course is a set of mock exams.

Entry Requirements

You must complete at least 50% of the course and pass the associated assignments before you are eligible to be entered for the exams.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Assessment requirements

The assessment consists of written exams

Exams required

One of our exam partners will provide the exam centre and oversee the examination process.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Additional requirements

Learners will choose between GCSE and IGCSE when booking their exams. Full details of both are in the course.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 3 months after receiving the result.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before exams can be booked.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

About the GCSE English Language exams

There are two exams in GCSE English Language, you must complete both exams in the same exam series.

Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing is assessed through a 1 hour and 45-minute examination. The total number of marks available is 64, and it is worth 40% of the total GCSE.

Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing is assessed through a 2 hour and 5-minute examination. The total number of marks available is 96, and it is worth 60% of the total GCSE.

About the iGCSE English Language exams

There is one exam in iGCSE English Language. The exam is 3 hours and assesses everything in the specification.

Grades

You will be graded between grades 1 and 9, 9 being the highest.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Tutors & Exams

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

Upon successful completion of the iGCSE, and the associated exam, you will have gained an iGCSE in English Language. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has also been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

 

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this course, and on passing the associated exams, you can progress to:

  • A Level English Language
  • International Advanced Level, for example in English Language
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Frequently Asked Questions

GCSE English Language dives into the fascinating world of language and communication, equipping you with skills to express yourself effectively both verbally and in writing. It goes beyond the basics of grammar and spelling, delving into the themes and ideas explored in various texts, like novels, news articles, and speeches. You'll learn to identify and analyse the writer's perspective, understanding their unique voice and purpose. Through engaging with different written styles, you'll develop your own ability to craft compelling fiction and non-fiction, wielding language mastery as your tool.
Conquer your GCSE English Language exams with a mix of strategy and practice. Start by understanding the exam format and marking schemes. Analyse past papers and mark schemes to see what examiners are looking for. Build strong foundations: revise key terms, grammar rules, and vocabulary using flashcards, mind maps, and revision guides. Practice analysing texts: choose a variety of fiction and non-fiction, identify literary devices, and explain how writers use language to achieve their goals. Sharpen your writing skills: tackle past paper questions under timed conditions, getting feedback from teachers or peers. Read widely: expose yourself to different writing styles to expand your vocabulary and understanding. Finally, stay organised and motivated: create a revision timetable, take breaks, and reward yourself for progress. Remember, consistent effort and active engagement are key to success.
GCSE English Language examiners are looking for clear, confident communication. They seek evidence of your ability to analyse texts (fiction and non-fiction) by identifying language techniques and their effects. Your writing should demonstrate control of grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary, tailored to the purpose and audience. They value critical thinking, so show them you can interpret messages, form your own opinions, and support them with evidence. Ultimately, they reward sophisticated understanding of language and your ability to use it effectively to engage and inform.
Yes, you can! Our GCSE and IGCSE in English Language can be studied online at home when it suits you.
Yes, it is. Everything you need to get an IGCSE or GCSE in English Language is included in this course option.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

GCSE / IGCSE English Language including exams

This Course at a Glance

  • Embark on the study of the English Language
  • Learn to read, write and communicate with flair and impact
  • Choose between GCSE and iGCSE when you book your exams
  • Enables you to progress to studying English Language at Level 3
  • Exams included
  • Study online

About Your Course

The English Language is an incredible asset for those who take the time to learn it. Not only is it the language of business, but it is also one of the most spoken languages worldwide. As such, many employers are looking for candidates who not only speak the language but understand it in its entirety.

This is because those who are proficient in the English Language are likely to be able to read fluently, write effectively and present their concepts and ideas coherently. They are also capable of communicating with people in a range of scenarios, in addition to having the ability to write imaginatively, and adapt their tone and style of writing for different forms, purposes and audiences.

If you want to gain an academic qualification in English Language, this course will prepare you for with the GCSE or iGCSE exams.  Both are internationally recognised qualifications.

During the course, you will explore numerous non-fiction, poetry and prose texts, as well as study the concept of both transactional and imaginative writing. With the knowledge gained, you will develop the ability to read and respond to material from various sources, compare texts and analyse how writers achieve their effects, construct and convey meaning in written language, and be able to change your style for different audiences and purposes.

The course is aimed at learners who want to achieve Level 2 English Language and progress to higher levels. Care was taken in the design of this online course to ensure the online materials and texts studied are engaging, suitable for all students, and that they include a diverse range of writers.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. The GCSE and iGCSE exams are with Pearson.

Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your course from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Modules

The first two units in your course cover everything you need to know about the course and the exams, as well as handy tips for how to successfully study online.

From unit 3 you will study English Language, covering Themes, The writer's perspective, Analysing and writing fiction and non-fiction, as well as the fundamentals of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and vocabulary.

At the end of your course is a set of mock exams.

Entry Requirements

You must complete at least 50% of the course and pass the associated assignments before you are eligible to be entered for the exams.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Assessment requirements

The assessment consists of written exams

Exams required

One of our exam partners will provide the exam centre and oversee the examination process.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Additional requirements

Learners will choose between GCSE and IGCSE when booking their exams. Full details of both are in the course.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 3 months after receiving the result.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before exams can be booked.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

About the GCSE English Language exams

There are two exams in GCSE English Language, you must complete both exams in the same exam series.

Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing is assessed through a 1 hour and 45-minute examination. The total number of marks available is 64, and it is worth 40% of the total GCSE.

Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing is assessed through a 2 hour and 5-minute examination. The total number of marks available is 96, and it is worth 60% of the total GCSE.

About the iGCSE English Language exams

There is one exam in iGCSE English Language. The exam is 3 hours and assesses everything in the specification.

Grades

You will be graded between grades 1 and 9, 9 being the highest.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Tutors & Exams

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

Qualifications

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

Upon successful completion of the iGCSE, and the associated exam, you will have gained an iGCSE in English Language. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has also been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

 

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this course, and on passing the associated exams, you can progress to:

  • A Level English Language
  • International Advanced Level, for example in English Language
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Frequently Asked Questions

GCSE English Language dives into the fascinating world of language and communication, equipping you with skills to express yourself effectively both verbally and in writing. It goes beyond the basics of grammar and spelling, delving into the themes and ideas explored in various texts, like novels, news articles, and speeches. You'll learn to identify and analyse the writer's perspective, understanding their unique voice and purpose. Through engaging with different written styles, you'll develop your own ability to craft compelling fiction and non-fiction, wielding language mastery as your tool.
Conquer your GCSE English Language exams with a mix of strategy and practice. Start by understanding the exam format and marking schemes. Analyse past papers and mark schemes to see what examiners are looking for. Build strong foundations: revise key terms, grammar rules, and vocabulary using flashcards, mind maps, and revision guides. Practice analysing texts: choose a variety of fiction and non-fiction, identify literary devices, and explain how writers use language to achieve their goals. Sharpen your writing skills: tackle past paper questions under timed conditions, getting feedback from teachers or peers. Read widely: expose yourself to different writing styles to expand your vocabulary and understanding. Finally, stay organised and motivated: create a revision timetable, take breaks, and reward yourself for progress. Remember, consistent effort and active engagement are key to success.
GCSE English Language examiners are looking for clear, confident communication. They seek evidence of your ability to analyse texts (fiction and non-fiction) by identifying language techniques and their effects. Your writing should demonstrate control of grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary, tailored to the purpose and audience. They value critical thinking, so show them you can interpret messages, form your own opinions, and support them with evidence. Ultimately, they reward sophisticated understanding of language and your ability to use it effectively to engage and inform.
Yes, you can! Our GCSE and IGCSE in English Language can be studied online at home when it suits you.
Yes, it is. Everything you need to get an IGCSE or GCSE in English Language is included in this course option.
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