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 reading, writing and speaking and listening.
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.
Employment, where a minimum GCSE grade 'C' is required. Entry to a wide range of Advanced/Level 3 vocational and academic courses. Further study of English Literature or Language at AS or Access level.
This course is free for the following learners: