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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

Need to know

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.

How will I be assessed?

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.

Course content

What will I study?

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

Next steps

Course progression:

A grade C/4 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.

ANY QUESTIONS?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, or  contact info@bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk.

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

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Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

 

Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
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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.