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English Language GCSE

National Extension College


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What will I learn?

English language can be used to inspire, motivate and challenge us in countless different ways. It is an inherent part of the world around us, from the way it is used in an advert to the writing of a script for a blockbuster movie. Explore the use of words in different contexts with this course and gain skills essential for many jobs and further study.

Topics include:

Unit 1 - Creative reading (Part 1)
Unit 2 - Creative reading (Part 2)
Unit 3 - Creative writing (Part 1)
Unit 4 - Creative writing (Part 2)
Unit 5 - Writer's viewpoints and perspectives: Reading (Part 1)
Unit 6 - Writer's viewpoints and perspectives: Reading (Part 2)
Unit 7 - Writer's viewpoints and perspectives: Writing
Unit 8 - Preparing for the exam (Paper 1)
Unit 9 - Preparing for the exam (Paper 2)

Additional information:
If you plan on studying this course and English is not your first language, we recommend that you download a free course sample from the website to check that you will be able to engage fully with the course.

What do I need to know?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you need to be able to read and write in English.

Awarding Body

Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

Course info


GCSE or equivalent

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

More info on price

Payment by instalments available.

Who runs this course?




About NEC The National Extension College (NEC) provides the opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to fit life-changing learning into their lives. Whether you’re looking to study in order to go onto further or higher education, change or advance your career or simply for enjoyment, NEC provides online distance learning courses which are of the very highest quality. Course materials are written by experts such as teachers and examiners and are available to you online 24/7 through learn@nec - our virtual learning environment and the gateway to the NEC community. You can study whenever and wherever you like. With tutor support from a qualified teacher and specialist in your chosen subject, NEC will make sure that you

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