GCSE English resit
Students must study English as part of their programme if they are aged 16 to 18 and do not hold a GCSE grade 9 to 4.
The aim of this course is to support students achieve at least a grade 4 at GCSE by the end of the academic year.
Frequently asked questions
Do I have to resit English GCSE?
Any student who hasn’t achieved a GCSE grade 4 in either English language or English literature is required to resit GCSE English language. This is a requirement for all colleges and apprenticeships. At St Mary’s College, you must achieve at least a grade 4 in English GCSE to access Level 3 courses.
What support will I get?
You will be taught in a small group by experienced English teachers. You will receive regular feedback on your work and be able to access revision opportunities. You will also have access to the LRC which is full of books you can read to enhance your English skills.
We will also complete relevant testing to ensure any exam access support is available for you.
Why can’t I resit English literature?
A decision was made by the government that the only resit course offered would be English Language. No college can offer English Literature as an alternative