It can help you enhance your career prospects, provide you with access to further education and to support your family with their English skills.
You will develop your skills and understanding in analysing and interpreting a variety of texts; clear communication; accurate and effective writing including a personal style of writing and the use of a wide variety of vocabulary, correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Our curriculum follows the latest GCSE grading system from 1 to 9. For more information visit https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/english-language-lift-2021.html or speak to our team.
Our classes are small and welcoming, you will work with others and on your own. You will be taught by supportive and friendly tutors who provide lots of practical help and guidance. The course is usually free of charge* and available online and in centres across Devon during the daytime or in evenings, so you can fit study around your own requirements. This is a fast track course and you must be able to commit to 2 x 3 hours of classroom teaching per week plus homework.
Fast Track English GCSE is free if you do not have a GCSE English qualification, or are looking to improve a D grade equivalent or below. If you wish to improve grades of C or higher, the course needs to be self-funded. Funding also depends on you meeting certain UK/EU residency requirements. To enrol, you will first need to meet with one of our friendly Learning Support Coordinators for a skills check to make sure that Fast track English GCSE is the right course for you.
The provisional dates set by Pearsons Edexcel are on 05/06/23 and 12/06/23. All exams will be held at your local Learn Devon centre and under exam conditions. As these are national exams there is no flexibility around the dates and you should ensure you are available to attend on those dates.
What do I need?
You will need a pen, pencil and a notebook. If you are studying online, you will need to have access to a laptop or tablet and a reliable wi-fi network. It is essential that you can commit to weekly attendance as well as completing weekly homework. You will need to commit to completing this each week as well as catching up with any missed sessions. Your first four sessions will determine whether you continue with the GCSE or move on to a Functional Skills qualification.
Our tutors are supportive and friendly, and they also work with our learning support assistants who are at hand to help you with any learning difficulties or disabilities you may have. 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 and predict your end grade.
Pearsons Edexcel GCSE 1-9 English Language 2.0 Revision Guide and Workbook ISBN 978-1-292-42765-2
What can I do next?
A GCSE qualification in English is nationally recognised and is often required by employers and education providers in both further and higher education. A GCSE in English is vital for a broad variety of careers, and in order to access most Degree level courses.