GCSE English starting September 2024

  • Day:Various
  • Duration:9 months
  • Location:Countywide and Online
  • Start:02/09/2024

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Course overview

The GCSE English Language course aims to:

Develop the skills you need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts and write clearly.

Give you the knowledge and skills to pass GCSE English Language at grade 4 or higher.

This intensive course covers a two-year school subject in only nine months. It is suitable for anyone needing to gain GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above: this offers access to higher courses, including A Level and some professional training, and gives you confidence in helping your children with their schoolwork.

Topics covered include:

Revision of grammar/language skills which are the basis of written work

Reading and understanding factual information

Reading and understanding imaginative writing

Writing to convey information and writing fiction

Speaking and listening to understand another person’s point of view and to put across your point of view clearly to others

Classes will be delivered online or in a centre each week during school terms, starting in September and ending with your exams in late May/early June.

** Please be aware that in the event we do not meet the minimum number of learners to deliver the course at one of our SS&L centres, you will be offered a place on one of our online courses. **

Course assessment

You will be required to attend an enrolment session prior to the course start date, and three exams in late May/early June in one of our local centres in Somerset even if you are studying online.

There will be opportunity for individual learning, small group work, and full group sessions. Progress will be measured through your work, and by regular assessments. Your tutor will give individual feedback in tutorial sessions.

Homework will be given on a regular basis as this will improve your chance of success. Your tutor will also recommend books, websites etc. so you can study independently.

Course progression

A GCSE in English Language at grade 4 or above is an essential qualification for many jobs. It is also needed if you want to undertake further training for professional qualifications, for instance, teaching and nursing, or if you want to go to university. You may want to continue your study by taking GCSE Mathematics or one of our other courses available on our website.

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

A good general level of literacy is essential for this course. Functional Skills English L2 or GCSE English grade 3/D is desirable. You will be given an initial assessment at your enrolment session to establish your working level.

You will be required to sit three exams in late May and early June in one of our local centres in Somerset so you must be prepared and able to travel if you do not live locally.

If you choose to enrol on one of our online courses, it is essential that you have good IT skills, as well as access to a laptop or computer with internet, a webcam and a microphone to get the most out of your online lessons.

To be eligible for government subsidised fees for this course, you must:

• be aged 19 or over as at 31 August 2024

If you are living in a devolved area, you will not be eligible for funding for this course.

You will need to meet minimum requirements on your initial assessments to be eligible for this course.

Eligibility criteria applies. Courses will run subject to enrolments and funding.

• lived in the UK/EEA for the last 3 years

• You must currently reside in England outside of · Cambridgeshire and Peterborough · Greater Manchester · Greater London · Liverpool City Region · Tees Valley · West Midlands · North of Tyne · Sheffield City Region · West Yorkshire · West of England (WECA – covering Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire)

You could be eligible for 100% reduction in the published fees if you meet one of the following criteria:

• You do not currently have a A*-C / 9-4 in GCSE Maths and are enrolling on GCSE Maths

• You do not currently have a A*-C / 9-4 in GCSE English and are enrolling on GCSE English Language

Fee information:

The cost of this course is FREE
eligibility criteria applies

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