About the course
Each individual will be fully assessed by our professional tutors and advised which qualification would best suit his/her needs. Student often find attending a functional skills class beneficial, prior to starting GCSE. If English is not your first language, we will ask you to do an initial ESOL assessment. We offer a range of ESOL classes which may suit your needs better than a GCSE.
You will need to have either a Functional skills Level 2 English qualification or achieve the minimum standard required during the assessment to be accepted onto the course.
AQA English - new specification (grades 1-9)
What you'll learn (core modules)
The tutor will prepare learners for exam entry for GCSE which is completed in June 2023. The course consists of the preparation for two written examination papers - one in Reading and one in Directed Writing. There is also a Speaking and Listening component which is assessed by a short oral presentation and interview.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
This class is planned to take place face to face in the classroom at West Suffolk College in Thetford. We will take into account social distancing when planning class sizes.
We will also plan to offer some of our courses online too. Online classes will be delivered using Microsoft TEAMS and alongside the same great standard of teaching, students will also have regular one-to-one sessions with the tutor to ensure everyone is given the support they need. Feedback from existing students is that they have enjoyed the experience and the exam pass rate has been excellent.
Further details and options will be provided once you submit an enquiry about our courses.
Where will this course take me?
This is a recognised qualification for career progression or to qualify for other college/university courses.
Days & times
Please contact us for dates and further information