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Adult English Language GCSE (9-1)

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Overview

Adult English Language GCSE (9-1)

This course offers the opportunity to sit the Pearson Edexcel GCSE English Language qualification. Offers to this course are made based on prior achievement of GCSE at grade D/3, completion of Level 2 Functional Skills (recent specification) or a GCSE level assessment.

Please note that you will be required to pass an initial assessment to meet the entry requirements. If you don’t meet the entry requirements then you will be referred to the relevant Functional Skills course.

 

Course Information

Entry requirements

This course is for adults only and is not available to those studying at other institutions. To access this course you will need to come to an interview and assessment to help us decide whether this is the appropriate course for you. If English is your second language, you may be advised to take an English as a Second Language qualification instead. You may also be advised to take an assessment for Dyslexia if that is needed.

In order to be offered a place on to the GCSE course you will need to attend and complete an assessment on Campus.

If you already hold a GCSE grade 3/D and/or Level 2 Functional skills qualification these will be considered as part of the assessment.

Course content

The course will include:

  • Writing in different styles and formats for different purposes
  • Development of grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Reading and analysing a variety of reading material – both 19th century and contemporary texts
  • Development of spoken language skills
  • Speaking & Listening
Assessment methods

Paper 1
Section A: Reading – One literature fiction text.
Section B: Writing – Descriptive or narrative writing.
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes (80 marks / 50% of GCSE)

Paper 2
Section A: Reading – One non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text.
Section B: Writing – Writing to present a viewpoint.
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes (80 marks / 50% of GCSE)

There is also a spoken assessment in the form of a presentation which will be included on the final certificate but doesn’t count towards a final grade.

You will be given regular feedback on your work and opportunities to complete mock exams.

Further study and career options

A grade C or equivalent in GCSE English is often required by employers or for university or professional courses. It is also almost always an entry requirement for A-Levels, and for university or professional courses.

Additional information

This course is free to UK and EU residents. You will be required to purchase books and resources for the course at a cost of £30.

Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: Various
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Fees: Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: Various
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 9:15am - 11:15am
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Fees: Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.
Bedford College
Starts: Various
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Fees: Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.
Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.

Accessibility

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.