All learners must attend a pre-course assessment session. Following this you will be signposted to either a one-year GCSE intensive course or a Functional Skills course.
*A fee may apply for those with GCSE Grade C (4) or above
The GCSE course will prepare you for the AQA GCSE English Language qualification.
The aim of the course is to:
• Enable you to use written and spoken English for different purposes and different audiences
• Develop your writing skills so that you can speak and write accurately and effectively
• Enable you to read closely and identify features of different styles of writing such as advertising copy, letters, travel writing, autobiography, news articles/non-fiction and fiction
During the course you will take part in discussions and give a presentation.
Awarding Body: AQA
You will be expected to take the two GCSE English Language exams which normally take place in May and/or June and you may need to take time away from work to sit these.
Please do not enrol if you do not wish to sit the exams.
Work will be set by your tutor. If you wish to succeed on this course, it is essential that this work is completed every week. The amount of time you will need to spend working at home will vary; however, you will need to do an average of two hours a week. You need to bring a pen, paper, highlighter and a dictionary.
You may be interested in studying for another GCSE with the Adult Learning Service, for example Maths