GCSE English

1. Course details

Qualification name GCSE in English Literature
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessme
Course webpage http://www.derwentside.ac.uk
Course type Classroom based
Course hours PartTime
Course start date 07 September 2020
Cost description For details of course fees, please contact the college on 01207 585 900.
Attendance pattern Evening

2. Who this course is for

This course follows the new specification GCSE English Language, which grades students from 9-1 instead of from A*-G. There will be exams in May/June 2017. The course is fast-paced in order to cover the required material to be prepared for the summer examinations. This course is suitable for adults who are aged 19+ who have completed an initial assessment and diagnostic to show that they are working at the correct level to achieve this qualification. Students will build up a range of reading and writing skills, which will be examined under test conditions in May/June. In preparing for the examinations students will be expected to read a variety of non-fiction texts, literary non-fiction and a selection of 19th Century literary extracts. In preparing for the written component of the examinations, students will be expected to write creatively, analytically and persuasively for a number of different purposes, audiences and genres/forms. The course is assessed via examination, there is no coursework component to the new GCSE course.

3. Entry requirements

Learners are expected to have a minimum of L1 qualification in English and/or have achieved at least a D at GCSE English previously.

4. What you'll learn

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5. How you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

A BKSB Initial Assessment, Diagnostic Assessment and GCSE Screener on entry. Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.

8. Next steps

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9. Venue

Address Consett Campus
Front Street
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Email enquiries@derwentside.ac.uk
Phone 01207 585 900
Website https://www.derwentside.ac.uk

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