EN7402

English GCSE

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

Who is this course for?

Please do not enrol online, contact 01395 223851 to arrange to visit The Kennaway Centre and meet with the tutor.

This course is for learners wishing to gain an English GCSE in one year. You will be working with a small friendly group with an experienced tutor. You will carry out a variety of activities with a keen focus on learning the skills needed to pass the GCSE exams. There will also be a learning plan tailored to suit your needs and lots of chances to talk to your tutor about your progress.

If you do not have a Grade C or above in this subject then this course is FREE. If you want to take this qualification to improve on your Grade (C or above) please contact your local centre to discuss the cost.

This course is for learners wishing to gain an English GCSE in one year. You will be working with a small friendly group with an experienced tutor. You will carry out a variety of activities with a keen focus on learning the skills needed to pass the GCSE exams. There will also be a learning plan tailored to suit your needs and lots of chances to talk to your tutor about your progress.

If you do not have a Grade C or above in this subject then this course is FREE. If you want to take this qualification to improve on your Grade (C or above) please contact your local centre to discuss the cost.

Course content

The course will follow OCR GCSE English Language linear syllabus and offers you the opportunity to gain sound techniques in English.

Your study will include:

Developing your skills in understanding, analysing and interpreting a variety of texts.

Developing the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when writing.

Learning how to use a wide variety of vocabulary, and the correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Developing a personal style and awareness of the audience being addressed.

Support and feedback

If you think you will require additional support for your learning, please talk to the staff at your centre who will put you in touch with your local learning support co-ordinator.

If you are not at the required level to enrol immediately onto the GCSE English Programme, you will be advised to extend your study in English by continuing onto the OCR Functional Skills Programme. On achievement of these qualifications, you could then enrol onto a GCSE programme when next available.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need to purchase a textbook to complete the course – your tutor will give you details when you start the course. You might also like to purchase a revision guide. In addition to pens and pencils you will need an A4 course folder and lined paper.

Financial assistance can be applied for, in certain circumstances.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

As this is an intensive 60 guided hour course (not including exams), learners will be expected to commit to the whole programme and take all the exams.

To gain this qualification all learners should be committed to at 100% attendance; due to the demands of the syllabus it is unlikely that topics can be retaught for absent weeks. You should also be committed to completing the homework your tutor will set each week. This will take approximately 4 hours and is essential in order to consolidate your learning.

Due to the demands of the examination system, exams may not necessarily be on the day of the taught course; your tutor will advise you as necessary. You will be notified of your exam centre on joining the course.

About the tutor

Simonetta Cooke is an Area Tutor at The Kennaway Centre in Exmouth, where she currently teaches Functional English, GCSE English and ESOL courses. She has many years experience of teaching and has been teaching for Learn Devon for seven years.

Simonetta has a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Birmingham University and a BA in English from Birmingham University. She also has a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Education and the Adult Literacy Specialist qualification.

“I believe that learning is keeping an open mind and being willing to explore something new. I think that my role as a teacher is to offer the support for this.”

Simonetta Cooke, Area Tutor (English and ESOL)

DayWednesday
Start date04 Oct 2017
End date27 Jun 2018
Start time09:30
End time12:30
CostFree
Concessions not available