This course will cater for the needs and aspirations of each member of the group. You will need a basic standard of English but lessons will cover grammar, spelling and punctuation. Above all a positive attitude is essential. This course follows the AQA syllabus for GCSE English Language.
If you do not already have a grade D or grade 3 in English GCSE or Literacy Level 2 you will be invited in to take an assessment test before being allocated a place.
What will the course enable me to achieve?
You will improve your confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing. You should achieve a GCSE in English Language.
How will I be taught?
A variety of methods will be employed, including oral work, reading, writing, work in pairs and small groups. Teaching methods are adapted to the needs of the group. Learning support and assessment for learning difficulties may be available in certain circumstances.
How much home study will I have to do?
Students are set homework each week to improve their skills and knowledge.
How will I be assessed?
There are two exams at the end of the course and non-examination assessment of your speaking and listening skills. The exams will take place at the end of the course in May/June.
What happens if I realise after attending the first class that the course is not what I expected?
If you think you have made a mistake with your chosen course please talk to the tutor – you may need a higher/lower level.
After completing your GCSE you may like to consider moving on to another course. This GCSE also offers progression to other Level 3 courses, apprenticeships and university.
Are there any additional costs?
Although this is a free course, there is a £50 payable for your student ID that is refunded subject to satisfactory attendance and after the exam has been taken. Please bring paper and pens and a file with you to the first class.