WHO IS THE COURSE FOR
Achieving at least a grade C/4 in GCSE English can open up a wide range of new opportunities including promotion at work, university entrance, training courses (teaching) or access courses. In addition, you will acquire skills which you can apply in many aspects of your everyday life.
As part of the course, you will learn to investigate and analyse language as well as experiment and use language, creatively. You will also learn advanced grammar rules, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and sentence structure while developing your ability to understand and compare texts such as fiction and non-fiction on set themes. You will write reviews, articles and narratives as well as study spoken language. Achieving this qualification will increase your confidence and motivation. The skills you gain will be invaluable in the workplace or in any further learning.
You will enhance your skills for life and further study through a wide range of tasks. These include:
- Read literature fiction texts from the 20th and 21st century.
- Read non-fiction texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st century.
- Read literary non-fiction texts.
- Presenting a viewpoint.
Practise speaking and listening:
- Make a presentation.
- Respond to questions and feedback.
- Use standard English.
3 hours of classroom tuition per week.
- e-learning/directed self-study
HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED
You will be regularly assessed during your course and receive feedback to help you develop the skills required for the external exams.
GCSE English Language is assessed in three parts:
Paper 1. Explorations in creative reading and writing. (Exam 1 hour 45 mins.)
Paper 2. Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives (Exam 1 hour 45 mins.)
Speaking and Listening: to be completed in class in term 1
WHERE NEXT - FURTHER STUDIES
Your next step might include university entrance, training courses (teaching / accountancy) or access courses.
WHERE NEXT - JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Gaining a GCSE English Language 4-9 can provide an entry point into a wide variety of career options and other further study.
Suitability - Who should attend?
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