This course is completed over one year. Wherever you study GCSE English Language, the course requirements are the same.
It will involve four essays and three oral activities in the areas of:
Students progressing from school are expected to have a Grade ’D’ in GCSE English. In addition, prior to the start of the course, some applicants may be directed to sit an initial assessment, writing in English, to enable tutors to determine their suitability. Some may require a year of Functional Skills English first. Applications from mature students with a lower GCSE grade, or no previous attempts are welcome.
The course can lead to:
The course will also enable you to prepare for a higher level study, such as Access courses, and improve your job prospects. At the end of the course you will be expected to sit a nationally recognised exam.