This course aims to provide learners with a practical and interesting exploration of the English language. It is a skills based course, allowing students to develop their full potential and transfer their learning to both further study and employment opportunities. Learners will undertake writing tasks, a spoken language study, participate in speaking and listening exercises and closely consider a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.
At the end of the course there are two formal examinations.
The course comprises two final examinations:
· Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (50%)
· Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives (50%)
Candidates must also complete three speaking and listening activities: presenting, responding to questions and feedback and use of Standard English
All learners thinking of joining the GCSE English Language course will be assessed prior to enrolment to determine the most suitable level of the course.
The course is ideal for students who have previously attained a D grade at GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills, or are working at this level. However, if you have no prior qualifications you may still be eligible for the course – please contact us for assessment details.
· Pens / pencils
· Lined paper in either a folder, exercise book or spiral bound notebook
Group and individual discussions, practical activities, written work, presentations and additional reading.
Learners are continually monitored throughout the duration of the course. All assessment activities are marked against the awarding body’s requirements and learners will receive individual feedback from the tutor. Any additional written work will be comment marked. Target setting will take place each half-term during an individual tutorial. Learners will also sit a series of mock examinations in preparation for the final examinations.
GCSE English is a requirement for entry to further education in some subjects or for many careers. It is also possible to progress to A Level OR Access to Higher Education.