Essential information:

Title:

GCSE - English

Code:

001655/1/1

Start date:

05/09/2017

End date:

26/05/2018

Weekly hours:

Two and a half hours per week, over 34 weeks. Classes are available evening or daytime

Location:

Broadstairs,Dover,Folkestone

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Content

What does this course involve?

GCSE English is designed to enable students of all abilities to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods as well as to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures. Further advice will be given on delivering presentations and performing other speaking and listening tasks.

The course is broken down into 2 units, both assessed using a final, unseen examination:

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (50%)

Section A: Reading - one literature fiction text (25%)

Section B: Writing - descriptive or narrative writing (25%)

Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives (50%)

Section A: Reading - one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text (25%)

Section B: Writing - writing to present a viewpoint (25%)

Non-examination Assessment: Spoken Language (0% weighting of GCSE)

• presenting

• responding to questions and feedback

• use of Standard English

Assessed

• teacher set throughout course

• marked by teacher

• separate endorsement

Requirements

What qualifications do I need?

Students need to be aged 18+. Prospective applicants will need a grade D in English Language, English Literature or English (combined), or to complete an aptitude test to be accepted on to the course of study.

Assessment

You will complete 2 final exams, both unseen. There will also be speaking and listening assessments, throughout the course of study.

Fees & Costs

There is no fee for GCSE English provided you do not already hold the qualification at grade C or above.

For more information please contact Support Services:

Broadstairs – 01843 605040
Dover – 01304 244332
Folkestone – 01303 858216

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