English GCSE

GCSE

In Totton

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    GCSE

  • Location

    Totton

Description

To develop your communication skills in writing and speaking, and to develop your

Facilities

Location

Starts

Totton (Hampshire)
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Calmore Road, SO40 3ZX

Starts

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To take into account

Many students who take this course will already have taken GCSE at school and want to improve the grade they achieved first time. However, we also welcome students who have not studied GCSE before including adult students with a variety of qualifications which they may have obtained from school before the introduction of GCSE.

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Course programme


English, GCSE
GCSE
About the Course
This course is specifically intended for students in college who wish to improve their grade and for adults who wish to obtain a GCSE qualification. You will cover an interesting variety of work: reading newspaper articles and non-fiction texts such as autobiographies; writing your own fiction and non-fiction pieces; studying literary texts such as Shakespeare, poetry and short stories; looking at skills such as spelling, punctuation and grammar. There is also a speaking and listening element to the course, involving discussions, group work, roleplay activities and individual presentations.
Course Aims
To develop your communication skills in writing and speaking, and to develop your
understanding of a variety of written texts, including Shakespeare and poetry.
What are the entry requirements?
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed through a mixture of oral and written coursework and examination.
20% speaking and listening coursework
20% written coursework (four pieces)
60% two exam papers, assessing comprehension and writing skills
There are two entry levels: Foundation Tier (C-G) and Higher Tier (A*-D)
Tier entry is negotiated between teacher and student
Fees
No Course Fees for Under 19's. Over 19's must pay, or claim Level 2 or Level 3 Entitlement for FREE courses .
What next?
GCSE English is an essential qualification for many kinds of employment, and a highly desirable one for others - usually at grade C or above. It is also a requirement for most further education courses - including AS and A2. Many students find that they develop a greater interest in the subject, and might wish to go on to study one of the A Level English courses offered by the College.

English GCSE

Price on request