English GCSE

West Herts College
In Watford, Hemel Hempstead (England)

Price on request

Important information

Description

The course aims to enable you to develop your skills in reading, writing and understanding the English language, and to achieve a GCSE qualification.

Important information

Requirements: GCSE Grade D (or, if a mature candidate with no formal English exam, university degree/professional qualification or similar). Candidates should bring their original certificate or results slip to their interview. Below GCSE Grade D/no formal qualifications - Level Skill Builder (the test will take approximately one hour). Candidates achieving Level 1 Skill Builder who are either working towards Level 2 or show some skills at Level 2 will be asked to take a Basic Literacy test (30 minutes' duration) and would be expected to achieve a satisfactory level.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location

Hemel Hempstead
Marlowes, HP1 1HD , Hertfordshire, England
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Watford
Langley Road, WD17 4YH , Hertfordshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

English Language
Advanced English
English Conversation

Course programme

Entry qualifications

GCSE Grade D (or, if a mature candidate with no formal English exam, university degree/professional qualification or similar).  Candidates should bring their original certificate or results slip to their interview.

Below GCSE Grade D/no formal qualifications - Level Skill Builder (the test will take approximately one hour).

Candidates achieving Level 1 Skill Builder who are either working towards Level 2 or show some skills at Level 2 will be asked to take a Basic Literacy test (30 minutes' duration) and would be expected to achieve a satisfactory level.

Information about the course

The course aims to enable you to develop your skills in reading, writing and understanding the English language, and to achieve a GCSE qualification.

Course content

1  How to understand the spoken word and develop the capacity to express yourself effectively in a variety of speaking and listening activities, matching style and response to audience and purpose.

2  How to read accurately and fluently; understand and respond to and enjoy literature of increasing complexity drawn from the English Literary heritage and from other cultures and traditions; and analyse and evaluate a wide range of texts.

3  How to construct and convey meaning in written language using correct grammar and standard English, matching style to audience and purpose.

Additionality

Students will need to provide their own textbooks (play and novel), as specified by the tutor.

Assessment

Coursework represents 20 of the overall grade - both oral and written (1500 words) assessment 

Exam Paper 1 (2 hours):
One question testing reading and response to media texts
One question testing reading and response to non-fiction texts
One question testing the ability to write an argument

Exam Paper 2 (2 hours):
One question testing reading and response to texts from other cultures
One question testing analytical writing
One question testing persuasive writing

Progression

AS and A Level

Additional information

Payment options: UK/EU Fee : £322.00 Overseas Fee : £784.00 Part-time enrolments are subject to an additional annual registration fee of £10 payable once only per academic year (exemptions may apply).