Will the course give me what I want?
The course aims to improve your writing, reading and oral communication skills. You will read a variety of texts and have practice in writing in a range of different styles. Attention will be paid to developing your spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and grammar. You will engage in discussion, debate and deliver individual talks. You will undertake a series of controlled assessments and sit an exam at the end of the year.
What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?
Achieving an A*-C grade in GCSE English can open up a wide range of new opportunities including promotion at work or university entrance. In addition, you will acquire skills which you can apply in many aspects of your every-day life.
How will I learn?
Through classroom based activities, homework, controlled written assessments and final, external exams.
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed through a series of controlled assessments and an end of year exam. Both will contribute to your overall final grade.
How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.
A significant amount of commitment is required to succeed on this course - with only one lesson at College per week, a considerable amount of self-study and homework is expected.
Which awarding body is the course validation by?
What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?
You will be assessed through our dedicated GCSE English Initial Assessment which aims to gauge whether or not your current skills are sufficient to enable you to achieve A*-C with us in one year. For those not yet ready for GCSE, Functional Skills lessons at the appropriate level will be made available to provide a bridge to future enrolment onto the GCSE programme.
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