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Functional English: Step up to English: Gold Step

Entry Requirements:
A range of E-G or 3-1 grades at GCSE or no GCSE qualifications.

Why Should You Take This Course?
If you haven’t managed to achieve your grade D/3 in your English GCSE, you will have to study for your Gold Step English Entry Level Certificate. You will do the course in one year alongside your main programme of study.

Course content:
The course consists of two components, each with different tasks and assessments:
Component 1:
Literacy topics
What's assessed:
Spoken language tasks: • Presenting
• Responding to questions and feedback
Reading task: • Three transactional texts
Writing task: • Transactional writing
How it's assessed
• Students should complete and submit two topics
• Externally-set non-exam assessment: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
• 60 marks per topic, 120 marks per component
• 50% of Step Up to English
Tasks
Spoken language (12 marks): • One task
Reading (24 marks): • Three linked reading tasks
• Short form questions
Writing (24 marks): • One extended writing task
Component 2:
Creative reading and writing
What's assessed:
Section A Reading: • Two literary texts (from 19th, 20th, 21st century)
Section B Writing: • Creative writing
How it's assessed
• Students should complete one paper
• Externally-set non-exam assessment: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
• 60 marks
• 50% of Step Up to English
Tasks
Reading (30 marks): • Two linked texts • Short form questions
Writing (30 marks) • One extended writing task


How to apply for this course

2018-2019 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2018-2019 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post