English GCSE

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

Note that you can only enrol on this course once you have had an assessment from an experienced Learn Devon Tutor to determine which course is most suitable for your needs. If you are interested in enrolling on this course please call 01237 472462 to make an appointment.

This course is for adults who have not already achieved a GCSE in English Language A*-C grade. It can help to enhance career prospects, access to higher or further education, support the family with their English skills or improve skills for personal reasons.

The course follows the syllabus for the OCR GCSE English Language, 9-1 series (2015). The latest GCSEs have a new grading system from 1 to 9. Your tutor will explain this in more detail.

Course content

You will develop 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 of written communication.

Support and feedback

You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning. An individual learning plan will be used to record your targets and achievements. These can be used to predict end grades.

Additional costs and requirements

An A4 course folder, lined paper, dividers, pens and pencils, a dictionary, a thesaurus and a pack of highlighters.

There will be 2 text books that you will require and we can get these for you at a reduced rate.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Weekly homework will be used to practice, check understanding of topics covered and provide feedback on progress.

About the tutor

Rosemary Dymond, works as an Area Tutor (Literacy) for Learn Devon and is based in northern Devon. She has worked in an Area Tutor capacity since its inception in 2011. Prior to this she taught English, ALDD and also Family Learning classes for DACL on a sessional basis for six years. She also works as an arts and languages tutor with the Open University.

Rosemary has a Masters Degree in Education from The Open University and a BA in Humanities from The Open University. She also has a Post Graduate Certificate of Education – Post compulsory Education, L4 Adult Literacy Specialism, and QTLS status.

“Life is a continual journey of discovery – we are never too old to learn and move forward! I love working with people to enable them to achieve and gain a sense of fulfilment and perhaps make a real difference to their lives. Learning should be fun!”

Rosemary Dymond, Area Tutor (Literacy)

Start date04 Sep 2017
End date11 Jun 2018
Start time17:45
End time20:45
Concessions not available