Learning English GCSE Course
The online Learning English GCSE Course from Oplex Careers has been designed to provide learners with an insight into learning key skills to prepare for taking on their GCSE studies. From discussing readings by Shakespeare, to transactional writing, this course will discuss key concepts with learning English as a GCSE.
Who is it for
This course is perfect for anyone looking to learn something new or progress in their careers.

The Learning English GCSE Course is split into the following modules:

  • An Introduction on GCSE English Curriculum

  • GCSE English Literature

    Areas of Focus

    Aims and Requirements

    GCSE English Language

    Areas of Focus

    Aims and Requirements

  • English Literature: Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Analysing Novels

    Pride and Prejudice

    Plot Summary

    Main Themes

    Main Characters

    Important Quotations


    Plot Summary

    Main Themes

    Main Characters

    Important Quotations

  • English Literature: Shakespeare Play

  • Analysing Shakespeare


    Plot Summary

    Main Themes

    Main Characters

    Important Quotations

    Romeo and Juliet

    Plot Summary

    Main Themes

    Main Characters

    Important Quotations

  • English Literature: Poetry

  • Poetry Analysis Techniques

    Key Themes

    Poetic Techniques

    Rhyme Scheme

    Close Reading

  • English Literature: Drama

  • Analysing Plays

    An Inspector Calls

    Plot Summary

    Main Themes

    Main Characters

    Important Quotations

    A View from the Bridge

    Plot Summary

    Main Themes

    Min Characters

    Important Quotations

  • English Language: Non-Fiction and Transactional Writing

  • Transactional Writing Skills

    Forms of Non-Fiction Writing


    Travel Writing




  • English Language: Poetry and Prose and Imaginative Writing

  • Creative Writing Skills

    Imaginative Literary Techniques

    Comparing Texts

  • English Language: Grammar and Vocabulary

  • Formal and Informal (When to Use Which)

    Effectiveness and Impact in Text

    Use in Writing

  • English Language: Spoken Language

  • Presentation Skills

    Preparing an Answer

    Q and A Skills

  • Exam Format and Techniques

  • Typical Exam Paper Format

    Types of Questions (Short and Long Answer, Comparisons, Themes, Etc.)

    Exam Techniques

  • Exam Essay Construction

  • Planning

    Forming an Introduction

    Main Text/Argument

    Forming a Conclusion

    General Essay Techniques and Tips

  • Revision Techniques

  • General Techniques

    Focused Techniques (For each subject, e.g. Shakespeare, drama, poetry, novel)

    Past Papers

  • Final test

GCSE Preparation Course

The Learning English GCSE preparation course helps students to prepare for the GCSE English exam however students should note the course is NOT a formal GCSE on its own. Instead this course helps learners prepare for studying their English GCSE using the most recent information taught in the English GCSE national curriculum, using our interactive student learning online facilities, with the support of tutors and online assessments to practice answering test questions based on the National Curriculum. In order to receive your official GCSE qualification, the final GCSE exam MUST be taken in a formal AQA-approved centre that will supervise, authenticate and mark the controlled assessments.


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Learning English GCSE Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Learning English GCSE Course learners will receive a CPD Certificate of Achievement award from Oplex Careers.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Learning English GCSE Course.

Course Duration

The online Learning English GCSE Course requires 80 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Learning English GCSE Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

There are no previous entry requirements to start this amazing course. You are able to enrol online and get started today.

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