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GCSE English Language – Adults

This free course is for adult learners who want to improve their English skills. A one-year course, it prepares you for one of the most valuable qualifications needed in life. Successful achievement of this qualification enhances your career prospects and is often needed for entry to higher academic courses.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: GCSE
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 32
Hours: 2.50
Start: 12/09/2022
Ilkeston

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/gcse-english-language-adults-2
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Course Information for Students

This free course is for adult learners who want to improve their English skills. A grade 4 in GCSE English Language is a requirement for many courses and careers.

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.

You should be 19 years old or over and will be invited to come in and meet our friendly team who will work out your current level of English to determine if this is the right course for you.

You should allow at least 90 minutes for your assessment and enrolment which will also include a piece of writing. At this time we may refer you to our Functional English programme if it is felt you would benefit from this.

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

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.

This course will be delivered on-site.

There is no specialist equipment required for this course. However, you may wish to purchase relevant textbooks to supplement your learning which your tutor will recommend.

We also recommend that you purchase an A4 writing pad (with margins), black pens, a highlighter and a folder in which to keep your work.

Your progress will be monitored throughout the course to ensure that we can focus on what you need to improve.

Final assessment is by two national exams which you will sit in May/June.

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.

For a confidential chat about your own learning needs, please contact the Adult English and Maths Team on 01332 387465. 

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: May 10, 2022 3:50 pm