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Level: 2

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 32

Hours: 2.75

Start: 09/09/2020

Days / Times: Tuesday 10:00 to 13:00 OR Tuesday 18:00 to 20:45

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Concessions: 362.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The course will involve preparation for two exams, each worth 50% and lasting for 1 hour and 45 minutes each.

The two units are:

  • Explorations in creative writing and reading
  • Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

In addition there will be a non-examination assessment based on spoken language.

 

Entry requirements

You should be 19 years old or over and will be screened and interviewed. You will also complete a piece of extended writing to ensure that you are on the right course. At this time we may refer you to our Functional English programme if it is felt you would benefit from this.

You will need to attain a Level 2 screening in English.

You should also maintain a good level of attendance throughout the course.

Course Content

The course will involve preparation for two exams, each worth 50% and lasting for 1 hour and 45 minutes each.

The two units are:

  • Explorations in creative writing and reading
  • Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

In addition there will be a non-examination assessment based on spoken language.

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on 100% examination, with two exams.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

A grade 4 in GCSE English is often a requirement for many courses and careers.

This qualification may help you to move on to other courses such as programmes within higher education.

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Pavla Kesslerova

Pavla Kesslerova

Derby College helps mature postgraduate student progress on learning journey

Former Derby College GCSE student Pavla Kesslerova is travelling to Zimbabwe next month to undertake further research for her MSc Health Psychology course.  
 
Pavla, who is originally from the Czech Republic, graduated from Sheffield Hallam University last year with a first class honour’s degree in psychology.  
 
But the former adult GCSE maths and English student, who studied at the Ilkeston site, believes she would not have “progressed on her learning journey” without Derby College.  
 
Before having her two children, Pavla worked for 10 years supporting young adults with autism, starting as support worker then becoming team  leader, deputy manager and ultimately domiciliary care manager.  
 
She said: “After my maternity leave, I felt I needed to expand my academic knowledge and  “activate” my brain again. I wasn’t sure how to approach this, though, as I’d become a mother later in life and felt a bit anxious about going “back to school” in my 40s.
 
But, as soon as I stepped into Derby College in Ilkeston for the initial knowledge test, I felt at ease. I was welcomed and reassured that people in my age group regularly took evening classes with Derby College.”  
 
Pavla needed maths and English GCSEs to study for a psychology degree, plus she wanted to boost her “Maturita”, the Czech equivalent of A levels. The year she spent at Derby College helped prepare her well for university.  
 
She said: “Psychology research is all about statistics, and one needs to be confident in maths before engaging with complicated quantitative research methods. Academic writing is a massive part of the Psychology course; the GSCE in English gave me a great foundation.”  
 
While in Africa, Pavla will be gathering further data for her research project, which centres on gaining a better understanding of vaccine hesitancy.  
 
She added: “I still feel grateful to Derby College and would definitely recommend it. Without it I would not have been able to progress on my learning journey.”

I still feel grateful to Derby College and would definitely recommend it. Without it I would not have been able to progress on my learning journey.

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