Access Pathways to FE/HE GCSE English

For students needing to improve their skills, we also have courses in English ‘Working towards GCSE.’

The course is assessed through 100% exam. These are two papers that you will sit at the end of the year in the summer term. You will sit two formal mock exams during the course and will have frequent, smaller assessments in class with your lecturer.

The course also includes a separate endorsement for Spoken Language. You will be required to complete to deliver a spoken presentation to your classmates. This is marked as a pass, merit or distinction and does not affect the overall GCSE grade.

How will I be assessed?

Your GCSE will consist of two, 1 hour 45 minute exams (100% of your GCSE)

  • Paper 1: Explorations in creative reading and writing
  • Section A: reading (4 questions)
  • Section B: writing (1 question from a choice of 2)
  • Paper 2: Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives
  • Section A: reading (4 questions)
  • Section B: writing (1 question)

What do I need?

The course is a challenging, but rewarding, examination of English language. You will develop and improve your reading and writing skills as well as your understanding of how language is used to persuade, argue, inform etc.

To access this course you are required to:

Hold a previous GCSE at grade D or 3 if you are resitting the course.

OR

Be performing at level 1 or above in the assessment that we give you prior to starting the course or complete a Free Writing task to an appropriate standard.

Additional information

An assessment is required before you are able to enrol on to this course.

Writing materials are required for your first class

Fees

Free unless you have already achieved a Grade C, those wishing to improve from a grade C a fee of £811.00 is applied

For more information contact: Part Time Admissions on 0121 602 7888, or Debbie Dean, Email: ddean@halesowen.ac.uk, Telephone: 0121 602 7756

Tuesday's 13.00 - 16.00

Wednesday's 09.30 - 12.30

Friday's 09.30 - 12.30

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