This is a 30 week course and is for you if you have not achieved a GCSE English or you are looking to improve your GCSE grade from a 3/D to a grade 4 (equivalent to a C) or more. It will cater for the needs and aspirations of each member of the group. You will need a good standard of English but lessons will cover grammar, spelling and punctuation. Above all a positive attitude, good attendance and continuous effort 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 a Literacy Level 2 you will be invited in to take an assessment before being allocated a place
How much home study will I have to do?
Students are set homework each week to improve their skills and knowledge.
Are there any additional costs?
Although this is a government funded course there is £30 non-refundable administration fee.
Please bring paper and pens and a file with you to the first class.
What will the course enable me to achieve?
You will improve your skills and 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 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 take place at the end of the course in May/June.
After completing your GCSE you may like to consider progression to other appropriate courses. Please ask for advice and guidance if required.
Where to go when you get here
TUESDAY – When you arrive for your first class please come to the Student Centre which is next to the Sports Centre reception. A member of staff will show you to your class.
WEDNESDAY - When you arrive for your first class please come to the main College Reception where our staff will be able to direct you to your room.
SATURDAY – When you arrive for your first class please come to the Student Centre which is next to the Sports Centre reception. A member of staff will show you to your class.
We hope there are enough parking spaces in the College grounds for all our Adult Education students. There are car parks in the Middle Road and the Deacon Road entrances to the site. If you do need to park outside we thank you for your courtesy to our neighbours. To park on-site if you are attending a daytime course you will need to apply for a permit from Student Services.
Refreshments are available from the college centre