GCSE English

Pembrokeshire College

£130
+ VAT
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Important information

  • GCSE
  • Haverfordwest
  • Duration:
    30 Weeks
Description

GCSE English is an intensive course that offers students the opportunity to study a wide variety of texts and to develop their speaking, listening and written skills. Students should expect a minimum of 2 hours private study per week. Analysis of media text, a Shakespeare play and prose ("Of Mice and Men ") plus poetry from other cultures. Development of writing and comprehension skills.

Important information

Government funding available

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Haverfordwest
Merlins Bridge, SA61 1SZ, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Wales
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Course programme

GCSE English Key Facts
Part-time, day only, 30 Weeks (2 hours per week), level two course

Course Overview
GCSE English is an intensive course that offers students the opportunity to study a wide variety of texts and to develop their speaking, listening and written skills. Students should expect a minimum of 2 hours private study per week.

Analysis of media text, a Shakespeare play and prose ("Of Mice and Men ") plus poetry from other cultures. Development of writing and comprehension skills.

What you could do after this course
GCSE English is an essential qualification for entry into higher education. It is also a requirement in many jobs such as the civil service, teaching, the armed forces and the police force.

Entry Requirements
  • There are no formal entry requirements, however, an interest in reading is helpful (see Further Information).
  • The College welcomes applicants over 21 years of age, each application is considered on individual merit and formal qualifications may not be required dependant upon experience

How the course will be assessed
The Coursework consists of:
40% speaking and listening, 20% reading and writing and 20% 4 pieces of coursework:
  • Based on the study of one Act of a Shakespeare play
  • Response to prose ("Of Mice and Men", John Steinbeck)
  • Personal writing: to explore, imagine, entertain
  • Personal writing: to inform, explain, describe
Examinations:
Paper 1
  • Q1 Media Texts
  • Q2 Non-fiction texts (unseen)
  • Q3 Writing to argue, persuade, advise
Paper 2
  • Q1 Addresses pre-released and unseen poems
  • Q2 Writing to analyse, review, comment
Things you must have for the course
Not applicable

Fee
£130


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