GCSE English Language

GCSE English Language

This course is demanding and fast paced. You need to be willing to work independently for three or four hours a week in addition to attending your class regularly. Your teachers will be supportive and will guide you but If you do not already read frequently, you need to start doing so in order to pass the two challenging exams at the end of the year. GCSE English Language is a key qualification and is suitable for native British learners who got a grade D in their GCSE at school (or a grade 3 if GCSE was taken in past two years) or bilingual learners who have achieved ESOL Level 2 in reading and writing as well as speaking and listening.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area English Language and Literature
  • Qualification GCSE
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 40 weeks
  • Start Date Various - please see below*
  • End Date Various - please see below*
  • Day Various - please see below*
  • Times Various - please see below*
  • Fee £50 (resource fee)*
  • Reduced Fee None
Overview

This course is demanding and fast paced. You need to be willing to work independently for three or four hours a week in addition to attending your class regularly. Your teachers will be supportive and will guide you but If you do not already read frequently, you need to start doing so in order to pass the two challenging exams at the end of the year.

DAY START END TIMES LOCATION
Monday 16-Sep-19 15-Jun-20 13:00 – 16:00 Hele Road Centre
Monday 16-Sep-19 15-Jun-20 18:00 – 21:00 Hele Road Centre
Tuesday 17-Sep-19 16-Jun-20 09:30 – 12:30 Hele Road Centre
Wednesday 18-Sep-19 17-Jun-20 09:30 – 12:30 Hele Road Centre
Wednesday 18-Sep-19 17-Jun-20 18:00 – 21:00 Hele Road Centre
Thursday 19-Sep-19 18-Jun-20 09:30 – 12:30 Hele Road Centre
Thursday 19-Sep-19 18-Jun-20 13:00 – 16:00 Hele Road Centre
Thursday 19-Sep-19 18-Jun-20 18:00 – 21:00 Hele Road Centre

GCSE English Language is a key qualification and is suitable for native British learners who got a grade D in their GCSE at school (or a grade 3 if GCSE was taken in past two years) or bilingual learners who have achieved ESOL Level 2 in reading and writing as well as speaking and listening.

*Please note, a fee of £724 applies to ineligible adults from outside the EU or to those who already who have a grade C (or 4) or above in GCSE Maths. You will not be guaranteed a place on a GCSE course if your application is received after 3rd September 2018.

What topics will I study?

The course prepares you for two final exams. It is fast paced and you are expected to do a considerable amount of independent study. Paper 1 requires you to demonstrate understanding of a short 19th century fictional text (e.g. from Charles Dickens) and to produce creative writing at a good standard in terms of vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Paper 2 requires skills such as letter writing, speech writing, report writing and also asks you to study two short non-fiction texts (perhaps a newspaper article with a diary extract on a similar topic) and to compare them.

Next steps: 

Access to Higher Education or a range of Level 3 qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Grade D (or grade 3 if taken in the past two years) in previous GCSE English GCSE exams.

ESOL Level 2 Reading and Writing & Speaking and Listening for bilingual learners.

PLease note, it is not necessary to complete page 2 of the application form. You will not be guaranteed a place on a GCSE course if your application is received after 3rd September 2019.

Facilities

Suitable classrooms with computers and access to the College learning resource centres.

Additional Costs

This is a FREE course but please note there is a resource fee of £50. For ineligible learners (those from outside the EU or those who have achieved a grade C or grade 4 already) a fee of £724 applies. This includes the £50 resource fee.

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