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.
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.
Through classroom based activities, homework, controlled written assessments and final, external exams.
The course is assessed through a series of controlled assessments and an end of year exam. Both will contribute to your overall final grade.
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.
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.