GCSE English
Type:
Mode: Part-time
Start Date: 5th Sept
End Date:
Day: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Duration: 33 weeks
Cost: £395 (fee remission may apply)
Course Overview

This programme would appeal to anyone wanting to gain a GCSE in English.

What will I learn?

You will learn about the techniques used by writers to create a range of different types of text (articles, speeches, short stories, poetry, letters, etc). The materials used on the course will include a range of non-fiction genres as well as examples of poetry, drama (Shakespeare) and fiction.

 

Unit One:

  • Reading Comprehension (30%) June exam

Unit Two:

  • Written Paper (30%)
  • June Exam 1 hour

Unit Three:

Controlled Assessments 40%

  • An essay
  • An extended piece of writing
  • First Person writing
  • Third Person writing

Unit Four:

Speaking and Listening

You will need to take part in three speaking and listening activities:

  • A presentation
  • A discussion
  • A role play

 

 

How will the course be assessed?

Ongoing informal assessments will be used to check your progress. You will produce four pieces of controlled assessment throughout the year; two of these will be responses to literature and two will be creative writing tasks. There will also be a speaking and listening element to the course.

Materials and other information

A4 folder, A4 paper and black pens. Plus you will need to purchase the relevant books. Details available at interview.

Progression

Ongoing informal assessments will be used to check your progress. You will produce four pieces of controlled assessment throughout the year; two of these will be responses to literature and two will be creative writing tasks. There will also be a speaking and listening element to the course.

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