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GCSE English Language - (OXPPATH2J)

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We offer GCSE English Language through the AQA examination board. As part of the programme, students will become familiar with a range of classic and modern texts which incorporate both fiction and non-fiction. Students will also improve their skills in producing pieces of extended-writing designed for different purposes and contexts.

We offer GCSE English Language through the AQA examination board. As part of the programme, students will become familiar with a range of classic and modern texts which incorporate both fiction and non-fiction. Students will also improve their skills in producing pieces of extended-writing designed for different purposes and contexts. . The study of GCSE English Language helps to develop a student’s skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening. In all aspects of the course, students will be required to express themselves in a variety of ways in accordance with the context of the course.

Tuition and exams are free to learners who do not already hold a 4/C grade at GCSE level, but you will be charged for exam re-sits.

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What I'll learn

The specification will enable students of all abilities to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts (fiction and non-fiction) covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods.  Students will be required to respond to unseen texts drawn from “high quality, challenging literature and non-fiction” on both papers in the final examination.  This course will provide an opportunity to read widely and become confident in interpreting information and ideas and in understanding the means by which they are presented.  Student will receive guidance on how to write clearly, coherently and accurately, using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures. This area of study aims to improve a student’s writing skills and allow the student to experiment writing for a variety of purposes.
 

 

How I'll learn

New 9-1 syllabus

Assessment of reading and writing will be through two external-marked examination papers in June. The new GCSE English Language specification includes an endorsed component covering spoken language.  This endorsement will be reported as a separate grade (Pass, Merit, Distinction or Not Classified) and be assessed through a presentation.

Exams: 
Component 1: 19th/20th/ 21st Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing. 
Component 2: 20th/ 21st Century Non - Fiction Reading and Transactional/Prose Writing. 

Results will be based on the new 9-1 grading system.

 

Entry Requirements

So that you benefit from enrolling onto the most suitable course, prospective learners will need to complete a short test (approximately 40 minutes) to confirm suitability prior to enrolment. The test must be completed on the premises and will be marked as soon as possible. Alternative courses will be offered where appropriate.  In addition to this, all applicants will be required to undertake a diagnostic assessment prior to confirmation of a place on the course; if a separate course is felt to be more suitable, you will be given the appropriate guidance and advice to be placed on one of our other adult maths and English programmes at Bracknell and Wokingham College.