GCSE English Language | Gravesend Skills Plus Centre

GCSE English Language at Gravesend Skills Plus Centre

GCSE English Language at Gravesend Skills Plus Centre

Price: £0.00 Starts: 11/09/2019 Time: 12:00 - 14:30
Tutor: Declan O'Keeffe Ends: 03/06/2020 Location: Gravesend Skills Plus Centre
Level: Level 2 Day of Week: WED Duration: 32 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 on 2nd & 5thJune 2020. 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.**

How will I be taught?

Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and ensure that you achieve your full potential. The course will be taught in a friendly but focused atmosphere, where your individual needs are catered for.
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.

What can I do next?

This course in Gravesend 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. All learners enrolled on this GCSE course will be expected to attend from the first lesson, which will give an introduction to the course and the content of the new GCSE exam. The tutor will also 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 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"

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Getting there

Gravesend Skills Plus Centre
Darnley Road
DA11 0RX

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code GRA/82151/H/LC.
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