GCSEs are recognised by employers in all areas as a measure of your educational achievements. The qualification involves developing analytical and evaluative skills within reading and writing. Verbal skills are also developed through spoken language tasks.
What will I learn?
You will study how to analyse, evaluate and create your own fiction and non-fiction texts. You will develop practical employability skills such as writing formally and creating presentations.
- Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
- Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives
- Spoken Language
How will I be assessed?
There will be a verbal controlled assessment in class and two written examinations at the end of the course.
GCSE English Language grade 3 or an appropriate diagnostic test score.
Progression & Career Opportunities
The course will allow you to progress to some Level 3 vocational courses. This qualification is an essential requirement for many employees and the transferable skills are highly valued in many occupations including Retail, Marketing, Education, Childcare and many more.
Cost of Study
If learners have a grade 3 or below or no qualifications then GCSE courses are free.
If learners have a grade 4 but want to improve on this grade then there is a cost involved which varies according to age:
- 19+ cost is £350
- 16-18 cost is £100 (admin/exam fees)
Daytime: x2 1.5 hour sessions a week