English GCSE AQA

Respond imaginatively to a range of stimulating material, take part in lively class discussions on a range of subjects with the opportunity to improve your written, oral and reading skills and learn how to use language creatively and effectively.

START DATE AND TIME:
Wed, 13th September 2017
1000 - 1230
DURATION:
36 weeks
Code:
FE033
Full fee:
£195
Concessionary fee:*
£10

TUTOR:

Karen Eatock

Address

TBC

Respond imaginatively to a range of stimulating material, take part in lively class discussions on a range of subjects with the opportunity to improve your written, oral and reading skills and learn how to use language creatively and effectively.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is assessed by two exams at the end of the course in June 2017, each making up 50% of the overall GCSE mark.

The spoken language element is mandatory but does not count towards the final grade.

You will be assessed on your ability to read, understand and analyse the use of language, form and structure in both unseen fictional and non-fictional texts taken from 19th, 20th and 21st century time period .

You will also be assessed on the quality of your writing in unseen tasks which demand that you write clearly, coherently and accurately in a variety of forms for a range of purposes, taking into account matters of vocabulary, style, organisation and presentation

Areas such as spelling, punctuation and grammar will be dealt with according to the needs of individual students, and will not be the main focus of the course.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • To express your ideas in speech by delivering an individual presentation, responding appropriately to questions.
  • In your reading, be able to understand, respond to and closely analyse a range of fictional and non-fictional texts taken from19th, 20th and 21st century time period.
  • To develop and communicate your ideas through writing in a variety of forms for a range of purposes, taking into account matters of vocabulary, style, organisation and presentation.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

The lessons will involve small group and whole class discussion on a range of topics, and reading and responding to a variety of written materials. Time will be spent practising for the exams through a range of sample materials. There will be written homework tasks each week.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is for people who have a reasonable standard of written and spoken English, and who wish to improve their skills in these areas, as well as gaining a GCSE qualification.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

During the course your progress will be checked through peer, self and teacher's assessment of your practice responses to each exam question. There will also be formal, timed practice assessments and two final mock exams. The individual spoken language assessment will be an endorsement and will be separately reported on certificates.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Homework will be set every week which might include practice writing tasks and completion of exam practice reading questions, as well as preparation for the spoken language presentation.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Pens, pencils etc; a ring binder or folder to keep handouts, notes etc.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

A Level English Language and Literature; A level English Literature; A level English Language; GCSE English Literature; GCSE Drama; GCSE/A level Media Studies.

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