GCSE English Language | Dartford Adult Education Centre

GCSE English Language at Dartford Adult Education Centre

GCSE English Language at Dartford Adult Education Centre

Price: £0.00 Starts: 27/09/2019 Time: 09:30 - 12:30
Tutor: Declan O'Keeffe Ends: 22/05/2020 Location: Dartford Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 2 Day of Week: FRI Duration: 30 weeks

This course has started, but is still accepting enrolments. This course has already started but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 2222 and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running.

About this course

This course may be available for free if you haven’t previously achieved an A*-C Grade at GCSE English. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible please call 03000 41 2222.

This is a one year intensive course leading to a GCSE English Language qualification, with the examining body AQA. The syllabus covers the following and should encourage learners:

To read fluently, and with good understanding, a wide range of texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. This will include literature and literary non-fiction as well as writing such as reviews and journalism
To read critically and make comparison between texts
To summarise and synthesise information or ideas from texts
To use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve own writing
To write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately
To use grammar correctly and punctuate and spell accurately
To acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology
To listen to and understand spoken language and use spoken Standard English effectively


The course is assessed by two 1 hour 45 min written examinations taking place in June 2019 . Further information regarding the course specification can be obtained from AQA's website at www.aqa.org.uk.


**PLEASE NOTE: this course will require regular attendance, a high level of commitment and at least 2.5 hours of home study per week, as set by the tutor.**
If your course is held at Ashford Gateway in the evening, please note the following:- The main door to the building closes at 6pm Mon-Wed and 8pm on Thurs. The building can only be accessed via the side door which is situated to the left of the main entrance at the corner of the building. There is an entry system via a buzzer.

How will I be taught?

The course will be taught in a friendly but focused atmosphere, where your individual needs are catered for. Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and ensure that you achieve your full potential. Teaching and learning are carried out through formally taught sessions, discussion, group work, and supported with role play, worksheets and resource books, practice papers, home study, feedback and evaluation.

What do I need to bring with me?

Notebook, pens, pencils and a folder. You may also be required to purchase some texts. Your tutor will advise at the first session.

What can I do next?

This course in Ashford can enable you to progress to A Level English or higher level study with Kent Adult Education or other learning providers. Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help you identify the best course for you. Please check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk for course details.

What do I need to join the course

A pre-course assessment is held before enrolment to confirm that the course is suitable for you and flexible support is available online and through our Skills Plus centres. At the first session of the course, the tutor will set out the commitment necessary to achieve a grade 4 or 5 which is equivalent to a C grade on the old GCSE exam.
This GCSE English Language course is suitable if you are seeking employment or career advancement, wishing to help your children with school work or just looking for a new challenge. Please note that you should be able to follow spoken and written instructions, read handouts/exercises and take part in group discussions.

About the Tutor: Declan O'Keeffe

Declan started teaching almost 20 years ago because he wanted to share his knowledge with others. Teaching adults provides Declan with great job satisfaction because the students are highly motivated.

He enjoys imparting his love of the subject, enabling students to fulfil their academic potential and pursue their career goals. He has achieved a BA, MA and PGCE.

"Working with adults has given me more job satisfaction than any other field of work I have ever pursued"

View all courses taught by Declan O'Keeffe here >>

Getting there

Dartford Adult Education Centre
Summerhill Road
Dartford
Dartford
Kent
DA1 2LP


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code DAR/80695/H/LC.
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