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Course overview

During the intensive 72 hour Edexcel (9-1) GCSE in English Language courses, you will develop English skills which are fit for the modern world. The course is designed around 3 components:
• Fiction and Imaginative Writing
• Non-fiction and Transactional Writing
• Spoken Language Endorsement

Throughout the course you will read a wide range of text to develop your skills to analyse and evaluate 19th-century fiction extracts, as well as studying a range of 20th and 21st-century non-fiction texts including literary non-fiction. In addition you will gain a sound knowledge of spelling, grammar and punctuation and effectively use grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.

You will be supported throughout your journey on the GCSE course by your tutor, but it is really important you have a real commitment to achieving the qualification. While studying your will be expected to attend weekly 3 hour lessons and complete an additional 4 hours of weekly self-study learning through homework and online resources made available to you by your tutor. You will be required to attend 2 formal exams which will take place at the end of May and beginning of June, the exact dates will be communicated to you when you start your course.

What else do I need to know?

Please note that courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes. Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.

What are the entry requirements?

You will be required to hold at least a Level 1 Functional Skills English qualification or GCSE English grade D/3. Your existing maths skills will be assessed through a variety of assessments prior to the course starting to ensure you are able to attain a GCSE 4 or above. The assessments will include an interview, online initial assessment and written baseline assessment.

For the duration of the first 7 weeks, you are enrolled on an intro to GCSE English and will be taught the essential skills to help you progress on to the main GCSE qualification. At the end of the 7 weeks, you will complete a progress assessment and receive a 1 to 1 with your tutor to discuss which qualification is suitable to support your needs and aspirations.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by 2 externally set examinations at the end of May and beginning of June. In addition you will be internally assessed every 5 weeks through in class controlled assessments with your tutor to monitor your progress. Feedback and actions will be provided after each assessment, with resources available to further develop your weaker skills.

What financial support is on offer?

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group is pleased to be able to offer financial support to help students meet the costs of attending College.
If you are on state benefits or are on a low income you may be entitled to fee remission towards your course. *This is at the Colleges discretion.

What can I do next?

Successful students may wish to pursue further study at the College.

How do I find out more?

Contact - navarda.gardside@nscg.ac.uk

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