English - GCSE

GCSE

In Preston

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    GCSE

  • Location

    Preston

Description

Students will study a range of literary and non-literary texts and produce coursework assignments. Some assignments assess reading skills, testing the ability to understand and comment on a section of a Shakespeare play, and to compare poems from different cultures. Others assess the ability to write in suitable forms for different purposes and audiences. Practice in skills of spelling.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Preston (Lancashire)
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St Vincent'S Road, PR2 8UR

Starts

On request

To take into account

Grade `D` in English GCSE or a college diagnostic screening test that indicates suitability for a one year Level 2 course.

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Course programme



English - GCSE

Course ID:
PC02632

Academy:
A Levels

Introduction:
This course is for adults who wish to gain a formal qualification in English that is nationally recognised.

Study Mode & Location:
This 30 week part-time course lasts for 2 hours per week and will be held at Preston College, St. Vincent`s Road, Fulwood, PRESTON PR2 8UR.

Course Content:
Students will study a range of literary and non-literary texts and produce coursework assignments. Some assignments assess reading skills, testing the ability to understand and comment on a section of a Shakespeare play, and to compare poems from different cultures. Others assess the ability to write in suitable forms for different purposes and audiences. Practice in skills of spelling, punctuation and grammar is included in the preparation for the coursework.

Speaking and listening coursework assignment include discussions, presentations and drama-based activities.

Lessons later in the course concentrate on preparation for the examination.

Assessment:
  • Written coursework - (20%)
  • Speaking and listening coursework - (20%)
  • Two examinations assessing reading and writing skills - (30% each)


Careers & Progression Opportunities:
Essential for access to higher level courses, particularly Higher Education. GCSE English is also essential for many careers.

How To Apply
You will need to have an informal interview with an Adult Admissions Adviser.
Many courses have limited places so please enquire as soon as possible. Following interview, the earliest you may enrol is mid-June.

Money Matters
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to study at a reduced price.

Help, Advice & Further Information
If you know of someone who would like to study a course at Preston College but their first language is not English, please contact the Advice Centre on their behalf to discuss the options available.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thur 9am-7.30pm (9am-5pm during College holidays)
Fri 9.30am-4.30pm

The information contained in this leaflet was correct at the time of production. Preston College however, reserves the right to alter or amend the details contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

English - GCSE

Price on request