Bowling College is offering a new 6 month, fast track, GCSE programme for learners who would like to achieve GCSE English in 2016.
What will I study?
Speaking and Listening
Speak to communicate clearly and purposefully; structure and sustain talk, adapting it to different situations and audiences; use standard English and a variety of techniques as appropriate.
Listen and respond to speakers’ ideas and perspectives, and how they construct and express meanings.
Interact with others, shaping meanings through suggestions, comments and questions and drawing ideas together.
Create and sustain different roles.
Study of spoken language
Understand variations in spoken language, explaining why language changes in relation to contexts.
Evaluate the impact of spoken language choices in your own and others’ use.
Studying written language
Read and understand texts, selecting material appropriate to purpose, collating from different sources and making comparisons and cross- references as appropriate.
Develop and sustain interpretations of writers’ ideas and perspectives.
Explain and evaluate how writers use linguistic, grammatical, structural and presentational features to achieve effects and engage and influence the reader.
Write to communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, using and adapting forms and selecting vocabulary appropriate to task and purpose in ways that engage the reader.
Organise information and ideas into structured and sequenced sentences, paragraphs and whole texts, using a variety of linguistic and structural features to support cohesion and overall coherence.
Use a range of sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate punctuation and spelling.
To be accepted on this course you mush have a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification or GCSE grade E or above. There are no formal entry requirements for this course although to complete your GCSE in one year you will need to be comfortable reading and writing short texts for pleasure and information.
*This course is free to eligible learners over the age of 19 who do not already have a GCSE English grade C or above.
How is my course funded? If you have any questions about this please visit our funding page.
You can find additional information in the GCSE English Information Leaflet
If you would like to apply for this course then please click on the link below and fill in our application form. Once we have received this we will contact you via email to arrange an interview.
Please be aware that the venue, days & times and fees are subject to change. However we aim to keep you as up to date as possible.