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GCSE English  


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Course Summary

Course Code: WEBD13  

Start Date: Various   

Start Time and Lesson Duration:  for hours

Duration:  lessons over  week(s)

Location: Online Live  

Fee: Free    

By continuing you confirm that you are 19 or over and have agreed to the the terms and conditions

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This fast-paced, 'virtual classroom' based course will enable you to achieve GCSE English Language (AQA).

It will support you to improve your career prospects and to increase your confidence with English. It could give you the opportunity to move on to further study, such as Access or university courses. Classes are delivered via an online classroom and are available on a variety of days and times.

You will need to complete an assessment and attend a virtual pre-course interview with a tutor before starting this course, during which you will be able to discuss all the options available to you. Click on 'How to Enrol' button on the right-hand side of this page to book your assessment.

What Will Happen At My First Lesson
This course is a purely online with some opportunities for online tutorials when necessary. This means that you can complete activities and tasks when it suits you, however, you are required to complete a minimum of four hours study a week. This course is for self-motivated independent learners.

What Qualification/Level is this course?
Please note that in order to enrol onto a GCSE course it is a requirement that you complete a GCSE Assessment. It is recommended that you undertake only one GCSE per year. Please discuss this with your tutor. GCSE English Language awarding body: AQA

Examinations Venue Disclaimer
Please note, you may be required to travel to an alternative ACL Centre when taking your examination or assessment. This will be communicated to you at the earliest opportunity. Due to the intensity of the course it may not be possible to arrange access arrangements for exams

Who is this course for?
For any learner who, having successfully completed the assessment, wants to gain a GCSE in English Language in a very intensive format. High levels of motivation and commitment are necessary to complete an online course of study at GCSE level

What can I expect to learn?
Topics covered by GCSE English are: speaking and listening: individual presentation, developing the ability to construct and convey meaning in written standard English and read and interpret texts from 19th, 20th and 21st Century.

How will I learn?
This GCSE is online. You will complete your course of study with the guidance and support of your online tutor.

How will I know how well I am doing?
You will receive feedback from your tutor on work submitted. You will also complete a personal progress record to help the tutor support your learning needs.

Will I need to do extra work at home?
This is an online course where substantial home study is essential. All work will need to be completed to ensure you gain the most from your course.

What will I need to provide?
You need to have access to a device where you can comfortably work for several hours. You need to have sufficient Wi-Fi and be able to access our Virtual Learning Environment.

Are there any other costs?

What can I do next?
You can progress onto further studies including Access to HE courses. Your tutor can support you with this. The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. To make an appointment please call 0800 100 900 (calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers) or visit their website

Further Information
For all enquiries regarding this course please contact 0345 603 7635.