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Alternative education at FUELTD Nottingham


The GCSE English qualification involves the completion of the following:

Title: GCSE English Language

QAN Number: 601/4292/3

What you will do on the course

Learners will develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts and write clearly.


Here are some of the things you will be doing:

- Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

           Whats assessed:-

                  - Section A - One literature fiction test

                  - Section B - Descriptive or narrative writing

- Writers Viewpoints and Perspectives

            Whats assessed:-

                   - Section A - One non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text

                   - Section B - Writing to present a viewpoint

- Spoken Language

            Whats assessed (non examination):-

                   - presenting

                   - responding to questions and feedback

                   - use of Standard English

How you will be assessed


Explorations in creative reading and writing:- 

  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

  • 80 marks

  • 50% of GCSE

Writers viewpoints and perspectives:-

  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

  • 80 marks

  • 50% of GCSE

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suited for anyone who is capable of reaching the required standard.


Progression Opportunities

It offers excellent preparation for AS and A-level English,

as well as equipping students with essential life-skills and the best progression route to future employment.

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