Developing your skills in creativity, imagination and both written and verbal communication, this one-year qualification enables you to extend your range of GCSE qualifications.
You will read and respond to written texts from different periods, comparing the works in pairs, small groups and class discussions. Your lessons will be interesting and varied and will include independent work, use of IT, creating displays, writing, question and answer sessions and watching and discussing videos.
Working as part of a cohesive group, receiving tutorial support and study skills assistance from our specialist staff, you will build the foundations to enable you to be successful on a Level 3 study programme. This course is for students who have not yet achieved Grade 4 in English at GCSE and wish or need to improve their grade either for employment purposes or to move on to a Level 3 programme.
Lessons are interesting and varied; you will work in pairs and in small groups and take part in large group discussions. Teaching methods include answering questions, writing, watching and discussing videos, creating displays, individual work (including the use of IT) and extra-curricular activities. We offer workshops to extend and support your skills, and one-to-one support is also available.
You will read and respond to one 19th century literary prose extract. You will also write one piece of original creative writing from a choice of two.
You will read and compare two non-fiction texts: one 20th century and one 21st century. One text may be literary non-fiction. You will also write one piece of original transactional writing from a choice of two. If you have taken Spoken Language in school and have obtained at least a pass grade, you will not need to take it again.
There will be two written exams at the end the course. Skills assessed include reading, writing and textual analysis. If you have taken Spoken Language in school and have obtained at least a pass grade, you will not need to take it again. It will not be part of your overall grade.