Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is designed to support students with their English Language development. You will be able to take this course if you have not achieved a grade 3 or above in GCSE English. This course will help you gain skills and confidence in English.
1. Reading: 40 minutes assessment in class
2. Writing: 40 minutes assessment in class
3. Speaking, Listening and Communication: up to 30 minutes with your teacher
What will be assessed?
Read and understand straightforward texts that explain, inform or recount information:
Understand the main points of texts
Two source documents
Obtain specific information through detailed reading
Use organisational features to locate information
Read and understand texts in different formats using strategies/techniques appropriate to the task
Write texts with some adaptation to the intended audience:
Plan, draft and organise writing
Two written texts required - one 50-75 words and one 75-100 each approximately
Sequence writing logically and clearly
Use basic grammar including appropriate verb-tense and subject-verb agreement
Check work for accuracy, including spelling
Speaking and Listening
Respond appropriately to others and make some extended contributions in familiar formal and informal discussions and exchanges:
Follow the main points of discussions
Use techniques to clarify and confirm understanding
Give own point of view and respond appropriately to others' point of view
Use appropriate language in formal discussions/exchanges
Make relevant contributions, allowing for and responding to others' input
If you wish to apply for 2019-2020 academic year, please complete the online application form.