English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

English GCSE (Online)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2020. Three hours split into 2 classes of 1.5 hours each will be online via a suitable online platform. All details will be provided at your initial assessment. You will be required to attend College for an initial assessment, mock and final examinations.

Entry requirements

  • Students are normally expected to have achieved grade D/3 in GCSE
  • You will take an assessment to determine your suitablility for the GCSE Programme. If you are not ready for GCSE you will undertake the functional skills qualification

You will achieve

GCSE English at Higher Tier (maximum grade 8/9) or GCSE English at Foundation Tier (maximum grade 5) Grades are given from 9-1, with 9 being the highest .

Course overview

English  is invaluable for your future no matter what you are aiming for. A good command of the spoken and written word will help you every day and benefit all your other GCSEs too. Whatever you end up doing, English is a must have subject for college, university, work and life.

 From Architecture to Zoology, GCSE English will help you to:
  • Work independently
  • Be creative
  • Think critically
  • Communicate your ideas with confidence
  • Think logically

Distance learning means studying remotely, allowing you to learn in your own time, wherever you choose. Using a range of material you’ll undertake course activities and assignments with regular support from your tutor, interacting with fellow students via email, online forums, phone and virtual conferencing.

Assessments and enrolment will take place on a Monday (term time only) between 1pm -5pm

 

Course content

You will study the following areas:

  • Effective communication through speaking and listening
  • The ability to read with insight, distinguish between fact and opinion, follow an argument and understand how writers use language to achieve effect
  • The ability to organise your ideas and to communicate clearly through writing
  • The use of accurate spelling and punctuation

You can view AQA course specifications by clicking on the link below;

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700/specification-at-a-glanceResults

 

The new specification of GCSE English has no coursework element. There are two exams at the end of the course.

You must be able to attend the exams on the days given to you as they are fixed dates for all GCSE exams across the country.

You will need access to a computer with an internet connection.

You will study at home. You will be required to attend College for your initial assessment and final exams.

GCSE English Language is a basic qualification for a wide variety of possible career options and the option of further study.

How much does the course cost?

GCSE English and Maths are FREE courses, funded by the government, for most learners unless you have previously achieved a grade 4 / C. If you are enrolled / enrolling to a Higher Education course at Barnsley College, GCSE English and Maths are NOT funded by the government and you will need to discuss funding with your individual HE course leader before enrolling.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

English GCSE (Online)

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