GCSE English

GCSE English

Subject Area: GCSEs Adult Learning

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2020
  • Attendance: Part-time
  • Duration: 33 Weeks
  • Course Code: 144782
  • Entry Requirements

    You must be aged 19 or older and successfully complete a screening assessment, which will be outlined via email upon application.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    This course is designed to inspire and motivate you to develop a sound understanding of the English Language by assessing your reading and writing skills. It will support you in developing the expertise that you need to communicate effectively, to read, analyse and understand a variety of different texts (from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries) and to explore different literary styles.

    Once you have completed the course you will be equipped to use critical thinking skills to extract information from a range of texts (including one literary text such as a novel or play) and to write in a variety of contexts (both descriptively and creatively).

    In addition, you will undertake a series of speaking and listening tasks designed to improve your communication skills in situations such as job interviews and individual presentations.

    Students will be assessed through four controlled assessments throughout the year, in addition to two final examinations. All students will be entered to sit a reading and a writing paper in June.

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    Career Opportunities

    A GCSE qualification in English Language is nationally recognised, and is often required by employers and education providers in both further and higher education. A GCSE in English is vital for a broad variety of careers, and in order to access most Degree level courses.

    Course Progression

    Students who complete this course may wish to go on to undertake an Access to HE course as a pathway to university.

    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students who do not already have a GCSE grade C (4) or above in English.

    Additional Costs

    Your tutor will advise you which text you need to purchase at the beginning of your course.