English Functional Skills Level 1/2 City and Guilds

English GCSE at Portslade Adult Learning

Upon successful completion of L1/L2 Foundation Skills, you may progress to Functional Skills. These courses are designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them in real life situations. You will study modules in reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Assessments will be taken in all 3 components. This is the ideal course to do before a GCSE or another course that requires a good level of English.

START DATE AND TIME:
Wed, 8th January 2020
1800 - 2100
DURATION:
20 Weeks
Code:
FE078
Full fee:
£0.0
Concessionary fee:*
£0.0

TUTOR:

Caroline Ellis

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
View map

Upon successful completion of L1/L2 Foundation Skills, you may progress to Functional Skills. These courses are designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them in real life situations. You will study modules in reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Assessments will be taken in all 3 components. This is the ideal course to do before a GCSE or another course that requires a good level of English.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Read newspaper articles for one hour per day for 5 days out of 7
  • Improve at using plurals on English nouns
  • Get better at using consistent verb tenses
  • Continue to learn 5 words per week for spelling and vocabulary
  • Get better at using the article for clear English
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Speaking and listening:

    • Make relevant & extended contributions to informal discussions and prepare & contribute to formal discussion.
    • In discussion – make a variety of contributions and present information/points of view clearly using appropriate language.

    Reading (In more than one type of text):

    • Identify the main points & ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts.
    • Read and understand texts in detail.
    • Utilise information contained in texts.
    • Identify suitable responses in texts.

    Writing(In more than one type of text):

    • Write clearly and coherently including an appropriate level of detail.
    • Present information in a logical sequence.
    • Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience.
    • Use correct grammar, including correct and consistent use of tense.
    • Ensure written work includes generally accurate punctuation and spelling and that the meaning is clear.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Teaching will be through a range of activities including:

    • Explanations – tutor led.
    • Demonstrations.
    • Paired and group discussions.
    • Verbal exercises.
    • Worksheets including reading comprehension.
    • Written work both worksheets & free writing.
    • Games and quizzes.
    • Use of Moodle and other relevant computer programmes.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    You will be invited to an Information/Enrolment session before starting the course and will be assessed for a suitable level.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Progress is checked by the tutor on a weekly basis. This maybe informal through discussions, question & answer sessions and/or observing a quiz or game. Work handed in will be marked and annotated if needed. Formal assessments will be used from time to time to check areas of learning and ensure future lessons meet the needs of the students.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Homework will be set each week and placed on Moodle so it will be available for any student who is absent from the lesson.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    A pen, A4 writing pad and folder or ring-file. A dictionary would also be helpful – they are allowed in both the reading and writing tests.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    This course provides a firm foundation for the GCSE English course.

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    Upon successful completion of L1/L2 Foundation Skills, you may progress to Functional Skills. These courses are designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them in real life situations. You will study modules in reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Assessments will be taken in all 3 components. This is the ideal course to do before a GCSE or another course that requires a good level of English.

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Wed, 8th January 2020
    1000 - 1300
    DURATION:
    20 Weeks
    Code:
    FE077
    Full fee:
    £0.0
    Concessionary fee:*
    £0.0

    TUTOR:

    Caroline Ellis

    Address

    PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
    View map

    Upon successful completion of L1/L2 Foundation Skills, you may progress to Functional Skills. These courses are designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them in real life situations. You will study modules in reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Assessments will be taken in all 3 components. This is the ideal course to do before a GCSE or another course that requires a good level of English.

    COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Read newspaper articles for one hour per day for 5 days out of 7
  • Get better at using plurals on English nouns.
  • Get better at using consistent verb tenses
  • Continue to learn 5 words per week for spelling and vocabulary
  • Get better at using the article for clear English
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Speaking and listening:

    • Make relevant & extended contributions to informal discussions and prepare & contribute to formal discussion.
    • In discussion – make a variety of contributions and present information/points of view clearly using appropriate language.

    Reading (In more than one type of text):

    • Identify the main points & ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts.
    • Read and understand texts in detail.
    • Utilise information contained in texts.
    • Identify suitable responses in texts.

    Writing(In more than one type of text):

    • Write clearly and coherently including an appropriate level of detail.
    • Present information in a logical sequence.
    • Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience.
    • Use correct grammar, including correct and consistent use of tense.
    • Ensure written work includes generally accurate punctuation and spelling and that the meaning is clear.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Teaching will be through a range of activities including:

    • Explanations – tutor led.
    • Demonstrations.
    • Paired and group discussions.
    • Verbal exercises.
    • Worksheets including reading comprehension.
    • Written work both worksheets & free writing.
    • Games and quizzes.
    • Use of Moodle and other relevant computer programmes.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    You will be invited to an Information/Enrolment session before starting the course and will be assessed for a suitable level.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Progress is checked by the tutor on a weekly basis. This maybe informal through discussions, question & answer sessions and/or observing a quiz or game. Work handed in will be marked and annotated if needed. Formal assessments will be used from time to time to check areas of learning and ensure future lessons meet the needs of the students.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Homework will be set each week and placed on Moodle so it will be available for any student who is absent from the lesson.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    A pen, A4 writing pad and folder or ring-file. A dictionary would also be helpful – they are allowed in both the reading and writing tests.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    This course provides a firm foundation for the GCSE English course.

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    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    English GCSE at Portslade Adult Learning

    This course is designed to help you to develop your English skills in order to achieve a Functional Skills qualification at Level 1 or Level 2. These qualifications are needed for many jobs, apprenticeships and university courses. You will study modules in reading, writing and speaking and listening and you will take formal assessments in all 3 components. This is an ideal course to do before progressing to GCSE English. Entry requirements: completion of Foundation Skills English or by college based assessment.

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Thu, 26th September 2019
    0930 - 1230
    DURATION:
    20 Weeks
    Code:
    FE012
    Full fee:
    £0.0
    Concessionary fee:*
    £0.0

    TUTOR:

    Caroline Ellis

    Address

    PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
    View map

    This course is designed to help you to develop your English skills in order to achieve a Functional Skills qualification at Level 1 or Level 2. These qualifications are needed for many jobs, apprenticeships and university courses. You will study modules in reading, writing and speaking and listening and you will take formal assessments in all 3 components. This is an ideal course to do before progressing to GCSE English. Entry requirements: completion of Foundation Skills English or by college based assessment.

    COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Take part in a range of discussions and give a presentation
  • Read and understand a range of non-fiction texts relating to real life situations
  • Write a range of text to communicate information, ideas and opinions; including letters, emails, articles and reports using a variety of styles suitable for purpose and audience
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Speaking and Listening

    • Make relevant and extended contributions to formal and informal discussions
    • Listen and respond appropriately to others
    • Research information to support your discussion
    • Prepare a PowerPoint presentation (Level 2 only)
    • Give a short presentation on a familiar subject (Level 2 only)

    Reading

    • Identify the main points and ideas, and how they are presented, in a variety of texts
    • Read and understand texts in detail
    • Identify different language techniques; use of fact, opinion and bias; interpret implied meaning; compare two different texts (Level 2)

    Writing

    • Write clearly and coherently including an appropriate level of detail
    • Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience
    • Develop and use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
    • Write using different formats and styles


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Teaching will be through a range of methods including:

    • Explanations that are teacher led
    • Pair work
    • Group work
    • Individual worksheets, including reading comprehension
    • Written work, both worksheets and free writing
    • Use of Moodle and other relevant computer programmes


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    You should have completed the Foundation Skills programme, and have passed all assignments, together with a high record of attendance and punctuality.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    This may be informal through discussion, question and answer sessions and completion of class activities. Written work will be marked, and feedback given. Formal national tests will be taken for reading and writing and these will be online. Speaking and listening will be assessed by the tutor and you will work as part of a group.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Homework will be set every week. Additionally, you should practise your skills using websites linked to Moodle and read as widely as you can.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    You will be given a stationery list and you will need to buy a textbook for use in class and at home. You should bring a pad of A4 paper and a pen to the first class.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    This course provides a firm foundation for the GCSE English course.

    Share this page!

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    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    English for beginners course at Portslade Adult Learning

    Upon successful completion of L1/L2 Foundation Skills, you may progress to Functional Skills. These courses are designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them in real life situations. You will study modules in reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Assessments will be taken in all 3 components. This is the ideal course to do before a GCSE or another course that requires a good level of English.

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Wed, 9th January 2019
    1000 - 1300
    DURATION:
    20 Weeks
    Code:
    FE035
    Full fee:
    £0.0
    Concessionary fee:*
    £0.0

    TUTOR:

    Caroline Ellis

    Address

    Portslade Sports Centre, Chalky Road
    View map

    Upon successful completion of L1/L2 Foundation Skills, you may progress to Functional Skills. These courses are designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them in real life situations. You will study modules in reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Assessments will be taken in all 3 components. This is the ideal course to do before a GCSE or another course that requires a good level of English.

    COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Take part in formal and informal discussions and exchanges that include unfamiliar subjects.
  • Read and understand a range of straightforward texts.
  • Write a range of text to communicate information, ideas and opinions, using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience.
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Speaking and listening:

    • Make relevant & extended contributions to informal discussions and prepare & contribute to formal discussion.
    • In discussion – make a variety of contributions and present information/points of view clearly using appropriate language.

    Reading (In more than one type of text):

    • Identify the main points & ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts.
    • Read and understand texts in detail.
    • Utilise information contained in texts.
    • Identify suitable responses in texts.

    Writing(In more than one type of text):

    • Write clearly and coherently including an appropriate level of detail.
    • Present information in a logical sequence.
    • Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience.
    • Use correct grammar, including correct and consistent use of tense.
    • Ensure written work includes generally accurate punctuation and spelling and that the meaning is clear.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Teaching will be through a range of activities including:

    • Explanations – tutor led.
    • Demonstrations.
    • Paired and group discussions.
    • Verbal exercises.
    • Worksheets including reading comprehension.
    • Written work both worksheets & free writing.
    • Games and quizzes.
    • Use of Moodle and other relevant computer programmes.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    You will be invited to an Information/Enrolment session before starting the course and will be assessed for a suitable level.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Progress is checked by the tutor on a weekly basis. This maybe informal through discussions, question & answer sessions and/or observing a quiz or game. Work handed in will be marked and annotated if needed. Formal assessments will be used from time to time to check areas of learning and ensure future lessons meet the needs of the students.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Homework will be set each week and placed on Moodle so it will be available for any student who is absent from the lesson.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    A pen, A4 writing pad and folder or ring-file. A dictionary would also be helpful – they are allowed in both the reading and writing tests.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    This course provides a firm foundation for the GCSE English course.

    Share this page!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    English GCSE courses at Portslade Adult Learning

    Upon successful completion of L1/L2 Foundation Skills, you may progress to Functional Skills. These courses are designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them in real life situations. You will study modules in reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Assessments will be taken in all 3 components. This is the ideal course to do before a GCSE or another course that requires a good level of English.

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Wed, 9th January 2019
    1800 - 2100
    DURATION:
    20 Weeks
    Code:
    FE034
    Full fee:
    £0.0
    Concessionary fee:*
    £0.0

    TUTOR:

    Caroline Ellis

    Address

    PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
    View map

    Upon successful completion of L1/L2 Foundation Skills, you may progress to Functional Skills. These courses are designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them in real life situations. You will study modules in reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Assessments will be taken in all 3 components. This is the ideal course to do before a GCSE or another course that requires a good level of English.

    COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Take part in formal and informal discussions and exchanges that include unfamiliar subjects.
  • Read and understand a range of straightforward texts.
  • Write a range of text to communicate information, ideas and opinions, using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience.
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Speaking and listening:

    • Make relevant & extended contributions to informal discussions and prepare & contribute to formal discussion.
    • In discussion – make a variety of contributions and present information/points of view clearly using appropriate language.

    Reading (In more than one type of text):

    • Identify the main points & ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts.
    • Read and understand texts in detail.
    • Utilise information contained in texts.
    • Identify suitable responses in texts.

    Writing(In more than one type of text):

    • Write clearly and coherently including an appropriate level of detail.
    • Present information in a logical sequence.
    • Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience.
    • Use correct grammar, including correct and consistent use of tense.
    • Ensure written work includes generally accurate punctuation and spelling and that the meaning is clear.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Teaching will be through a range of activities including:

    • Explanations – tutor led.
    • Demonstrations.
    • Paired and group discussions.
    • Verbal exercises.
    • Worksheets including reading comprehension.
    • Written work both worksheets & free writing.
    • Games and quizzes.
    • Use of Moodle and other relevant computer programmes.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    You will be invited to an Information/Enrolment session before starting the course and will be assessed for a suitable level.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Progress is checked by the tutor on a weekly basis. This maybe informal through discussions, question & answer sessions and/or observing a quiz or game. Work handed in will be marked and annotated if needed. Formal assessments will be used from time to time to check areas of learning and ensure future lessons meet the needs of the students.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Homework will be set each week and placed on Moodle so it will be available for any student who is absent from the lesson.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    A pen, A4 writing pad and folder or ring-file. A dictionary would also be helpful – they are allowed in both the reading and writing tests.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    This course provides a firm foundation for the GCSE English course.

    Share this page!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    English GCSE at Portslade Adult Learning

    This course is designed to help you to develop your English skills in order to achieve a Functional Skills qualification at Level 1 or Level 2. These qualifications are needed for many jobs, apprenticeships and university courses. You will study modules in reading, writing and speaking and listening and you will take formal assessments in all 3 components. This is an ideal course to do before progressing to GCSE English. Entry requirements: completion of Foundation Skills English or by college based assessment.

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Thu, 27th September 2018
    0930 - 1230
    DURATION:
    20 Weeks
    Code:
    FE033
    Full fee:
    £0.0
    Concessionary fee:*
    £0.0

    TUTOR:

    Caroline Ellis

    Address

    TBC

    This course is designed to help you to develop your English skills in order to achieve a Functional Skills qualification at Level 1 or Level 2. These qualifications are needed for many jobs, apprenticeships and university courses. You will study modules in reading, writing and speaking and listening and you will take formal assessments in all 3 components. This is an ideal course to do before progressing to GCSE English. Entry requirements: completion of Foundation Skills English or by college based assessment.

    COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Take part in a range of discussions and give a presentation
  • Read and understand a range of non-fiction texts relating to real life situations
  • Write a range of text to communicate information, ideas and opinions; including letters, emails, articles and reports using a variety of styles suitable for purpose and audience
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Speaking and Listening

    • Make relevant and extended contributions to formal and informal discussions
    • Listen and respond appropriately to others
    • Research information to support your discussion
    • Prepare a PowerPoint presentation (Level 2 only)
    • Give a short presentation on a familiar subject (Level 2 only)

    Reading

    • Identify the main points and ideas, and how they are presented, in a variety of texts
    • Read and understand texts in detail
    • Identify different language techniques; use of fact, opinion and bias; interpret implied meaning; compare two different texts (Level 2)

    Writing

    • Write clearly and coherently including an appropriate level of detail
    • Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience
    • Develop and use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
    • Write using different formats and styles


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Teaching will be through a range of methods including:

    • Explanations that are teacher led
    • Pair work
    • Group work
    • Individual worksheets, including reading comprehension
    • Written work, both worksheets and free writing
    • Use of Moodle and other relevant computer programmes


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    You should have completed the Foundation Skills programme, and have passed all assignments, together with a high record of attendance and punctuality.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    This may be informal through discussion, question and answer sessions and completion of class activities. Written work will be marked, and feedback given. Formal national tests will be taken for reading and writing and these will be online. Speaking and listening will be assessed by the tutor and you will work as part of a group.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Homework will be set every week. Additionally, you should practise your skills using websites linked to Moodle and read as widely as you can.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    You will be given a stationery list and you will need to buy a textbook for use in class and at home. You should bring a pad of A4 paper and a pen to the first class.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    This course provides a firm foundation for the GCSE English course.

    Share this page!

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