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GCSE English
Studying GCSE English at BSix

You will have four hours of lessons a week. Your teacher will be reading a variety of texts with you, both fiction and non-fiction, which you will discuss, explore and write about. You will be given a range of different writing opportunities to develop your skills in writing for different purposes and for different audiences. And you will get the chance to engage in lots of discussion, debate and role play.

Recommended reading
We will provide you with everything you need for success on this course but you can help yourself further by making full use of the College’s facilities, especially the Library. Research has shown that the single most effective way of improving your literacy is to read.  Reading improves your vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, sentencing, paragraphing, reading comprehension and more: all skills you need for GCSE English.  The key is to read as much as possible!

GCSE English beyond the Classroom
GCSE students have a lot of study commitments but are still encouraged to develop themselves in the widest possible sense and extra-curricular activities form an essential part of BSix college life. This enables Students to take part in a vast array of activities, which enables them to discover new interests – intellectual, cultural and sporting. Students can use allocated time for extra lessons and tutorials, or to develop skills personal to them both physically and academically.

BSix GCSE alumni
Many BSix GCSE students after completing the course progressed to studying L3 courses in the college or elsewhere, and some students take apprenticeships.

If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry