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Full-time GCSE English Language Level 2 | GCSE (9-1) in English Language

GCSE+ English Language This is the GCSE English Language course that schools and colleges across the country are now teaching. The course will help you work towards gaining a grade 5 or above as well as developing crucial skills that will help you progress to further education or employment. This is...

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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GCSE+ English Language This is the GCSE English Language course that schools and colleges across the country are now teaching. The course will help you work towards gaining a grade 5 or above as well as developing crucial skills that will help you progress to further education or employment. This is an essential qualification for Level 3 courses and is also sought by many apprenticeship schemes, employers and universities. When studying English Language, you will cover various aspects of English, including exploring creative reading, undertaking creative writing and analysing writer’s viewpoints and perspectives. The course will also help you improve your communication skills through verbal presentations and taking part in discussions. In this course you will study: Explorations in creative reading and writing • The aim of this paper is to engage students in a creative text and inspire them to write creatively themselves. Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives • The aim of this paper is to develop students’ insights into how writers have particular viewpoints and perspectives on issues or themes that are important to the way we think and live our lives. Spoken Language • This is assessed by a non-examined assessment and the aim of the assessment is to allow students to demonstrate their speaking and listening skills by: i. Giving a presentation in a formal context. ii. Responding appropriately to questions and to feedback, asking questions themselves to elicit clarification. iii. Using spoken standard English.

What do I need to join?

To enroll on the GCSE+ Programme, applicants are expected to have a minimum grade profile of 2/3 in all subjects. Applicants will need to bring a marked piece of work to the interview. Entry tests in maths and English (and science if applying to a science subject) are required. The tests are usually held during the taster day.

How will I know how I am doing?

This subject is assessed by one NEA (non-examined assessment) and two 1 hour and 45 minute exams at the end of the academic year. Paper one covers explorations in creative reading and writing. This exam is worth 50%. Paper two covers writers’ viewpoints and perspectives. This exam is worth 50%

Work Experience

You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is typically done in a week during term-time. The aim of work experience is to provide learners with life experience in writing an exciting CV, discovering what full-time employment is like, and to help them begin to think of potential career paths.

What can I do next?

English Language is a nationally required subject for almost all fields of progression. In order to advance to A Levels or any other Level 3 qualification, apprenticeship scheme or employment, learners are expected to achieve a minimum of grade 4 in English Language. English Language is the science of discourse, and so the study of English can lead to professions in journalism, forensic linguistics, media and broadcasting, research and development and a huge variety of careers. People who aspire to reach these noble professions apply for Level 3 courses in order to expand their knowledge on the English language and communication.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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