GCSE English (Level 2 - Adult Learners)
|Course||AQA GCSE English Language (8700)|
|Course Cost||There are no tuition or examination fees.|
Location & Timings
|Shrewsbury||Thursdays||10.00am - 12.00 noon|
|Shrewsbury||Thursdays||6.00pm - 8.00pm|
|Telford||Tuesdays||10.00am - 12.00 noon|
|Ludlow||Mondays||1.00pm - 3.00pm|
|Whitchurch||Wednesdays||10.00am - 12.00 noon|
|Oswestry||Tuesdays||6.00pm - 8.00pm|
On completion of the course you will achieve a grade 9-1 in GCSE English Language. A grade 4 and above is equivalent to a C – A* in the old specification.
The subject includes reading and analysis of a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods. A wide range of sources will also be used as stimulus for creative writing tasks, in order to develop written skills.
The structure of the course is designed to develop reading, writing and spoken language skills, in preparation for two exams taken in June. The non-exam Spoken Language assessment is taken part-way through the course. Exam Paper 1, Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, looks at how writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to engage the interest of readers. Paper 2, Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, looks at how different writers present a similar topic over time. The non-exam Spoken Language assessment focuses on developing good speaking and listening skills for a range of situations.
The course is for those who require a grade 4-5 (grade C in the old spec) for progression onto vocational courses, higher education courses or for employment purposes. It is also suitable for those who are interested in developing their analytical reading skills and written skills.
The course lasts for one year, with 2 hours of study every week from September to June. Extra time outside of class will also be required for homework.
Grade D (old specification) or grade 3 (new specification). Additionally, those without formal qualifications can still enroll on the course, but will undertake an initial assessment to identify skills levels.
- Paper 1 Exploration in Creative Reading and Writing
- Paper 2 Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives
Progress onto higher level vocational courses, A levels (dependent on other GCSE qualifications), Higher Education courses (dependent on other qualifications), employment that requires good reading and written skills and any other employment.