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GCSE English  


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Course Summary

Course Code: WEBD16  

Start Date: Various   

Start Time and Lesson Duration:  for hours

Duration:  lessons over  week(s)

Location: ACL Chelmsford  

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 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 available at many centres across the county on different days and at varying 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
The first week of your course will include Study Skills. Good Study Skills are vital to ensure you gain the best from your course. The Study Skills session will give you the opportunity to discover the best way that you can learn and fully understand the requirements of the course.

What Qualification/Level is this course?
This course for anyone who needs to achieve a GCSE grade 9-1 Please note that in order to enrol onto a GCSE course it is a requirement that you attend a GCSE Assessment. It is recommended that you undertake only one GCSE per year. You will be able to discuss this at your assessment. AQA GCSE English Language

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.

Who is this course for?
For any learner who, having completed the assessment successfully, wants to gain a GCSE in English.

What can I expect to learn?
This course will follow the AQA syllabus for GCSE English. You will cover speaking and listening including an individual presentation. You will learn to construct and convey meaning in written standard English and interpret texts from 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

How will I learn?
Your tutor will use a number of different teaching methods to develop your skills. These will include a wide range of authentic materials, individual study, working in pairs/group activities and will include the use of video/audio. You will also have the opportunity to use online learning technologies to develop your skills.

How will I know how well I am doing?
You will receive regular feedback from your tutor through practice questions and feedback from any work completed. You will also complete a personal progress record each week in order for your tutor to support your learning goals.

Will I need to do extra work at home?
A requirement of your course is to complete a substantial amount of additional learning outside of your lesson. This will be directed by your tutor but you will also be expected to revise and practise what you have learnt in class.

What will I need to provide?
Pens and pencils, paper, notebook and a folder

Are there any other costs?

What can I do next?
You can progress on to further studies including Access Further Education/Higher Education and other related accredited and non-accredited courses. 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.



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