Sixth form

English GCSE

If you are in the position of not having achieved at least a Grade 4 in your English or Mathematics examinations, we provide you with the opportunity to continue with these in addition to your other Sixth Form studies. There is the expectation that any student who fails to meet this grade will be required to attend these re-sit lessons in order to achieve this standard by the end of their first year of Sixth Form. There will be opportunities in all subject blocks and after school for you to attend these lessons. Given the high priority of achieving a Grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics, this is a welcome addition to your Sixth Form studies and will provide benefits to your future prospects.

What is GCSE English?

This is an opportunity to re-sit the AQA English Language course studied in Years 10 and 11. Students who have studied other specifications will be supported in catching up and covering new materials.

Why study GCSE English?

It is a requirement for many university courses, apprenticeships and jobs giving you the necessary skills of communication for life.

What makes a successful GCSE English student?

Endurance and motivation.

To study this course, what qualifications will I need and in which subjects?

This course is required for Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form if a GCSE Grade 4 or above in English Language was not attained in Year 11.

What is the structure of the course?

The primary focus is on examination preparation for summer entry.  You will follow the AQA English Language course in lessons with a key focus on examination skills and improving the quality of your written communication in order to support your studies across the curriculum.

Examination re-sits in June.

What opportunities are there for me to study beyond the classroom?

There are comprehensive revision and support materials online and further resources will be offered by your class teacher.