Stepping stone to GCSE English


Who is this course for?

This course is for learners who are hoping to join the GCSE classes starting in September. You will be working with a small friendly group with an experienced tutor. This course is designed to give you an overview of the new GCSE curriculum to familiarise you with the exact requirements to pass this exam, so that you can better decide whether GCSEs are the right qualification for you.

Course content

You will have an opportunity to look at some of the texts we use for discussing how language is used and example exam papers, along with the mark schemes.

We will also discuss the spoken language part of the course and you will have the chance to share ideas with your classmates.

The tutor will be able to answer your questions and any concerns you may have about the GCSE course.

Support and feedback

Our tutors are supportive and friendly, they work with our learning support assistants who are at hand to help you with any learning difficulties or disabilities. Your progress will be tracked, and you will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning. Using a tailored learning plan our tutors will provide you with feedback to help you achieve your learning goals.

Additional costs and requirements

This course is delivered online and provided free of charge. You will, however, need a computer or a tablet with a stable internet connection, as well as a built in or external microphone and camera to attend the course. You will need to have an A4 file, writing materials and lined paper.

To enrol in this course, you will first need to meet with one of our friendly Learning Support Coordinators. Through a skills check they will make sure that this is the right course for you. To make an appointment with our team please contact 01822 613701

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

To achieve your learning goals, we will encourage you to do weekly homework. This will help you practise, enhance your progression and will often involve exploring topics for discussion.

About the tutor

Your tutor will be Lisa Hasson. Lisa started working for Learn Devon in 2018 and teaches English, Family Learning and Employability in West Devon and surrounding areas. Before joining us, Lisa taught in schools, specialising in English Language, Literature and media Studies as well as leading in Personal, Social and Health Education roles.

When she isn’t in a classroom she enjoys travelling, spinning, walking and spending time with her family and friends, usually on the beach.

Lisa enjoys teaching at Learn Devon because she is passionate about helping her learners progress and achieve their goals. Her priority is to make sure her learners enjoy their learning experience, make friends and feel supported.

Start date02 Feb 2021
End date20 Jul 2021
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available