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GCSE English: part time (day)

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We are delighted to offer a standalone GCSE English Language course. This course comprises lessons of 3 hours a week plus blended learning through our virtual-learning environment and other online resources.

You will be assessed in three key areas: reading, writing and speaking and listening. You will also gain the ability to construct and convey meaning in written standard English. You will be tested through a combination of controlled assessments and external exams. 

If you do not have a minimum grade of C (4) in English at GCSE, then you can study this course for free. 

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

The course aims to develop your abilities:

  • To communicate effectively in speech and writing
  • To listen with understanding
  • To be enthusiastic responsive and knowledgeable readers.

You will have the opportunity to talk and listen in a variety of contexts read a wide variety of literature non-fiction and media texts.

 

How I'll learn

You will learn though both traditional and e-learning. You will need to be prepared for extra study and spend around three hours per week on studying away from the classroom. Resources will be provided (both paper-based and e-based). In some cases, Google Chromebooks will be provided in class, where you can utilise live writing tools such as Google Docs and Google Communities.

 

How I'll be assessed

Assessment is both internal - within the college - and by external exam.

 

Get the English skills you need for your studies and career with our English programmes."

Teacher, English

Entry Requirements

You will be asked to attend an initial assessment with a tutor to identify which course is right for you.

Students need to make a firm commitment to attend for the whole course.

 

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.