GCSE English is a one-year course beginning in September and ending with the exams in June the following year. You are expected to study for at least six hours each week for the duration of the course.
Wherever you study GCSE English Language, the course requirements are the same and consist of
The course aims to help you to
We expect students progressing from school to have a grade D in GCSE English. Adults with no previous qualifications in English, or a Literacy / Functional English qualification, are welcome to apply. We require all applicants to complete an online application form and an initial assessment so that we can assess whether the course is suitable for them. We may advise studying Functional English first, if appropriate, before progressing to GCSE English.
You also need to have:
Exams and Coursework
Will the course suit me?
The online GCSE English course is suitable for you if you do not have a grade C, or if you already have a C but need a higher grade, for example, to progress to a higher education course. It is also suitable if you find it difficult to get to a traditional classroom-based course and feel comfortable studying online.
The online GCSE English course offers you flexibility. You can study at times that are convenient for you, as long as you stick to the weekly course calendar and are able to attend Sheffield College three or four times during the course to complete your coursework and take your exams. You need to be disciplined and motivated in your approach in order to keep to the deadlines and achieve success in your exams. You are expected to do a substantial amount of work on your own and need to set aside approximately six study hours per week.
What you will do each week.
Each week your tutor will direct you to work through a particular section of the online resources. The online resources are written to a very high standard. They have been specially designed for this online course and cover everything you need to know to be successful in your studies. They can be accessed through Moodle, which is a learning platform. When you have completed key pieces of work you will send your work to your tutor who will mark it and offer you feedback and advice on how you can improve. For other pieces of work you will be directed to the answers and be able to check your work for yourself. Your tutor will always be there to help you if something is not clear or if you need support.
Those who enjoy it say they do so because
We expect regular study because:
Online study can be an enjoyable and rewarding way to learn and it will also help you improve your online and IT skills.