English Language, GCSE

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This course runs part time, over 32 weeks (one academic year). You will follow the new specification GCSE English Language (9-1). It is an ideal choice for learners who wish to explore a range of language topics with an element of literature, develop a range of skills and expand their English Language knowledge base, all in one qualification. Language, with an element of literature, is studied concurrently and teaching is tailored to the needs of students as well as assessment success.

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What will I learn?

There is a skills-based approach to the study of English Language on this course; the assessment is also unitised around three areas:

- Unit 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing.  Assessment of this unit is by an externally set exam. (40% of the total GCSE)

- Unit 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing.  Assessment of this unit is by an externally set exam. (60% of the total GCSE)

- Unit 3: Spoken Language Endorsement Assessed internally under controlled conditions (0% of the total GCSE)

Mode of Delivery:

The classroom sessions have planned college learning zone visits, lively discussions and a variety of activities (involving whole class, individual and group work). Teaching resources include the use of DVDs, audio files and internet sourced material.

The course makes use of the College’s excellent ICT and VLE facility (Wordpress) whenever possible. In addition to the classroom sessions and self-directed study, basic ICT skills can be gained and developed throughout the year, enabling off-site learning and tutor contact.

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How will I be assessed?

There will be continuous formative assessment throughout the course leading to two summative externally written examination papers in May-June.

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Career Opportunities

GCSE English Language is one of the core qualifications needed to secure employment and progress to universities.

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Entry requirements

A recent grade D or grade 3 at GCSE or a level 2 equivalent is essential although a diagnostic assessment, prior to enrolment, may determine course suitability.

If you haven’t a GCSE Dor grade 3 in the subject, the College runs English functional skills workshops, which you could join to develop your skills before moving onto the GCSE.

All students interested in this course should contact the course tutor prior to enrolment: Jane.Harrison: jane.harrison@kendal.ac.uk

Adult fees

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Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

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