English Functional Skills Level 1/2 City and Guilds

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 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

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

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.

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