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  • Course
    GCSE English
  • Code
    1098
  • Location
    Paddington Green Campus
  • Start
    September
  • Time
    Evening
  • Fee
     
  • Duration of course
    36 weeks
    Part-time (Adults)
  • This course is suitable for
    Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

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?

AQA

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.

Expected prior knowledge

 n/a

English level

See above 

Mathematics level

 n/a

Equipment and other costs

 n/a

For further information and to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please complete a College application form.

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