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GCSE English Language - Part-time

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Course outline

GCSE EnglishLlanguage not only gives you the reading and writing skills you’ll need for life, it is your golden ticket to apply for other courses, apprenticeships and jobs – having a grade 4/C or above at GCSE English is now a standard requirement.

This course will cover:

Explorations in creative reading and writing:

  • In section A, reading a literature fiction text in order to consider how established writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to capture the interest of readers
  • In section B, writing your own creative text, inspired by the topic that you have responded to in section A to demonstrate your narrative and descriptive skills in response to a written prompt, scenario or visual image.

Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives:

  • In section A, reading two linked sources from different time periods and genres in order to consider how each presents a perspective or viewpoint to influence the reader
  • In section B, producing a written text to a specified audience, purpose and form in which you give your own perspective on the theme that has been introduced to you in section A.


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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
25 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LP

Start: 14th September 2020

End: 11th June 2021

Tuition fee: £724

Fees shown are based on 2019/20.

Fees for 2020/21 are to be confirmed.

GCSE English - Part-time Day

Course code: C000463 / Q000705

25 Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1LP

Start: 14th September 2020

End: 11th June 2021

Tuition fee: £724

Fees shown are based on 2019/20.

Fees for 2020/21 are to be confirmed.

GCSE English - Part-time Evening

Course code: C000464 / Q000708

Qualification

GCSE English Language

Duration

1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You must have a GCSE English Language grade 3/D or Functional Skills Level 2 and undertake an initial assessment. The results of the initial assessment must show that you are ready to study GCSEs but if your results are lower than this, don’t worry, we’ll find the right course for you so you can progress to a GCSE.

Assessment

GCSE English Language AQA 8700 – Two written paper exams:

  • Paper 1 – Explorations in Creative reading and Writing
  • Paper 2 – Writer’s views and perspectives
Progression

You could progress onto:

  • A Levels
  • Access to Higher Education courses
  • BTEC National Diploma courses
Additional information

This course is free unless applicants have already achieved a grade C or 5/4 in the new system. If you are looking to improve to a higher grade the fees are then applied.

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