This course is suitable for learners who have achieved a level 2 in Functional Skills English, or who have achieved a grade D in GCSE. Higher Education qualifications will also be taken into consideration. We will ask you to complete an online skills assessment as part of the application process.
This course is offered on either a Tuesday afternoon between 2pm and 5pm, or on a Tuesday evening between 6 and 9pm.
This GCSE syllabus combines English Language with elements of English Literature, including explicit and implicit meanings; analyse, evaluate and develop facts, ideas and opinions; articulate experience; sequence facts, ideas and opinions; use a range of appropriate vocabulary and make accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar. You will also learn how to understand and produce non-fiction and fictional texts.
Who is the course suitable for?
This course is suitable for learners aged 19 and over who wish to gain a GCSE in maths for personal or professional development.
You will learn how to: Read to identifying and interpret themes, ideas and information in a range of literature and other high-quality writing. Understand how writers compose text in different ways for different purposes, and comparing and evaluating the usefulness, relevance and presentation of the text. Identify the main theme or themes and summary ideas and information. Evaluate a writers choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features. Analyse and evaluating how the form and structure of writing contributes to the effectiveness and impact of a text. Producing clear and coherent text effectively for different purposes and audiences which describes, narrates, explains, and instructs. Use language imaginatively and creatively in different forms to select, organising and emphasising facts, ideas and key points; using language devices.
Employability Skills Development
Good English skills are recognised by employers and Universities as being fundamental to both employment and progression, this course will help you to develop these skills.
How will the course be taught?
The course is classroom based over 30 academic weeks. You will also have access to the College Virtual learning Environment (VLE) which will give you access to additional resources to practice the skills you learn in the classroom.
How will I know how well I am doing?
You will be assessed via, verbal, and course work based assessments that are on-going throughout the year and dependent upon the topic being studied at that time. There are also mock examinations throughout the year to help develop exam techniques.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for this course.
What course can I do next?
Good English and maths skills are recognised by employers and Universities as being fundamental to both employment, progression, and Higher Education achievement. This course will help you to develop these skills.
Where can I get further support / advice?
Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website: www.centralbeds.ac.uk
How do I join the course?
The first step is to complete an online application form, or attend one of the College open days. We will ask you to complete an online assessment to help us identify the skills that you may need to develop further.
If you do not already have a grade C GCSE, the course may be fully funded. For further information call us on 01582 477 776