English

GCSE

Type of study
Part-Time
Examination board

Overview

The course is aimed at anybody who wants to gain a GCSE in English. When employers or colleges require a pass in GCSE English they usually mean a grade C or above. Consequently, all students will be entered for the exam.

Availability & Details

English - GCSE Late Start, Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Gp 03 SP-ENGLGC-G(1718)Y03

Venue
South Downs College
Dates
31-Oct-2017 - 05-Jun-2018 (25 weeks)
Fees
Exam Standard Full Fee £32.00
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English - GCSE, Thu 09:30 - 12:00 Gp 01 LP-ENGLGC-G(1718)Y01

Venue
Leigh Park Learning Centre
Dates
21-Sep-2017 - 24-May-2018 (30 weeks)
Fees
Exam Standard Full Fee £32.00
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English - GCSE, Tue 18:30 - 21:00 Gp 01 SP-ENGLGC-G(1718)Y01

Venue
South Downs College
Dates
19-Sep-2017 - 12-Jun-2018 (30 weeks)
Fees
Exam Standard Full Fee £32.00
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English - GCSE, Tue 09:30 - 12:00 Gp 02 LP-ENGLGC-G(1718)Y02

Venue
Leigh Park Learning Centre
Dates
19-Sep-2017 - 12-Jun-2018 (30 weeks)
Fees
Exam Standard Full Fee £32.00
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English - GCSE, Wed 18:30 - 21:00 Gp 02 SP-ENGLGC-G(1718)Y02

Venue
South Downs College
Dates
20-Sep-2017 - 06-Jun-2018 (30 weeks)
Fees
Exam Standard Full Fee £32.00
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English - GCSE, Wed 09:30 - 12:00 Gp 01 AP-ENGLGC-G(1718)Y01

Venue
Landport Community Centre
Dates
20-Sep-2017 - 06-Jun-2018 (30 weeks)
Fees
Exam Standard Full Fee £32.00
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It is recommended that students have a strong interest in this subject and recent study experience. This course is very fast-paced and will require you to spend approximately two to three hours a week on reading, preparing material or writing assignments.

On this course you will work towards the production of a Controlled Assessment folder, worth 40% of the overall grade. This folder will consist of two pieces of original writing, a response to a prose text and a spoken language investigation.

The preparation for this work will take place in the classroom but will be completed under exam conditions. Students will also participate in group discussions and deliver presentations.

Classes run on a weekly basis and homework tasks will be set to support topics studied. Analysis of texts and writing tasks cover a range of skills including writing from imagination and for specific purposes.

The course is assessed through Controlled Assessment, a range of Speaking and Listening tasks and an exam. The exam is worth 40% of the overall grade and will examine reading and writing skills.

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The teaching and support was absolutely brilliant, they couldn’t have done anything more or anything better, if I had any questions my lecturers would always stay behind to help me if I needed it and their emails were always open, it was second to none. South Downs College is the best by far.

Amber Searle, BTEC student

My experience at South Downs has been really good, it’s been really rewarding, all the lecturers were so lovely and supportive there’s no way I could have done it without them - the teaching has been outstanding.

Lucie Brooks, A Level student

South Downs has been the best two years of my education. All my teachers were great and amazing, and I think they were the most helpful they could have been.

Megan Capaldi-Tallon, A Level student

Progression

A grade C in GCSE English is invaluable to many employers. Students may also wish to continue onto another college course that may require a pass at GCSE English, see prospectus for further details.

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