Course Details

The GCSE in English course offered at Chichester College is designed to give students the confidence and knowledge required to improve a GCSE grade 3, D, or Level 2 Numeracy/Literacy to that vital 4 grade (what was grade C) needed to progress into any further education courses. Students are given the opportunity to either undertake the course at the same time they take part in their own vocational study, or take it as a standalone course.

Entry Requirements

You need a D grade in GCSE English or level 2 in Functional skills. If you are a mature student (19+), you will undergo a diagnostic assessment prior to the enrolment process.

Career options

By completing the course, you will be able to progress onto other courses which require a minimum C grade / grade 4 in GCSE English and Higher Education.

GCSE English (B)

Five highlights

  • 1 High quality teaching and learning
  • 2 Positive approach to learning
  • 3 Comfortable learning atmosphere
  • 4 Dedicated, approachable, friendly and experienced team
  • 5 'Hub' area where students can come to catch up on their work or study

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • GCSE in English B

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Course code Location Course length Start date
LAN006CD1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020
LAN006CD1F Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020
LAN006CD1I Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020
LAN006CD1P Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020
LAN006CE1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 09.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

In general terms, you will be able to study a wide variety of texts, develop your critical thinking and ability to synthesise, evaluate the use of vocabulary and grammar for effectiveness and impact, produce different types of texts and reflect and analyse spoken language.

How will I be taught?

The course is delivered in a three hour session per week, where contents are delivered in a dynamic setting, while encouraging student participation and critical thinking.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed in two main parts. The external assessment evaluates the students' reading and writing skills, while the internal assessment, separately endorsed, concentrates on their Spoken Language skills. Moreover, homework or assignments may take place during the course.

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