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GCSE English

GCSE

In Wolverhampton ()

£ 3001-4000

Description

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    GCSE

Description

The GCSE English course aims to develop students written and spoken skills in English. There is an integrated approach to oral and written activities in class and work is based on literary texts and topics of general interest such as mass media, social issues and the world of work. The course is offered as Part-time Day (3 hours per week)or Evening (2 hours per week).

Important information

Government funding available

To take into account

Students whose first language is not English will need an interview and may be directed towards a more appropriate course in Literacy or ESOL.

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Subjects

  • English Language
  • Business English
  • Advanced English
  • English Conversation
  • Approach
  • English
  • Part Time
  • Media

Course programme

The GCSE English course aims to develop students written and spoken skills in English.
There is an integrated approach to oral and written activities in class and work is based on literary texts and topics of general interest such as mass media, social issues and the world of work.
The course is offered as Part-time Day (3 hours per week)or Evening (2 hours per week)
Entry RequirementsStudents whose first language is not English will need an interview and may be directed towards a more appropriate course in Literacy or ESOL.
Course Content
The course runs from September to May and the coursework, both written (Unit 4, Literacy Heritage and Imaginative Writing) and speaking and listening (Unit 5), is targeted during the first half of the course.

Students can produce a coursework folder in which there are three different pieces of writing. This accounts for 20% of the total assessment and speaking and listening assessments account for a further 20%.

The second half of the course is spent studying for the examination: Unit 1 (Non Fiction, Media and Information), Unit 2 (Different Cultures, Analysis and Argument)and practising and developing the necessary skills.

The final examination takes the form of two papers and carries 60% of the marks
How will I be assessed?
Coursework accounts for 20% of the total assessment.
Speaking and listening assessments account for a further 20%.
The final examination takes the form of two papers and carries 60% of the marks
What can I do next?
Students who obtain a Grade C or above may be able to progress to a study of English Language at AS level following a short interview.
GCSE English is an important qualification required for entry to many Higher Education courses and it is often required by employers.
Additional costs
The course is free to all Full-time students.
Books and materials will be supplied although Part-time students may have to purchase a text of a play.

GCSE English

£ 3001-4000