English GCSE Resit at Northumberland College
This course is for anyone who needs this qualification for employment, to progress onto a Level 3 course or for entry onto a higher education programme of study.
You will complete 3 units as detailed below plus 3 speaking and listening assessments. Unit 1: English Today This is internally assessed under controlled conditions, and externally moderated by Edexcel and includes: *Developing reading skills to analyse contemporary non-fiction texts *Developing writing skills to express ideas and information clearly and accurately Unit 2: The Writers Voice This is an externally examined unit that involves: *Studying written language based on EITHER a non-fiction text OR a Different Cultures prose text *Writing to analyse situations, issues or problems from a familiar context using evidence to support views or opinions Unit 3: The Spoken Language This is internally assessed under controlled conditions, and externally moderated by Edexcel and includes: *Developing skills in speaking and listening *Developing skills in analysing the spoken language we hear and use *Developing skills in writing for the spoken voice a choice from speeches and stories with a focus on dialogue and scripts
It is recommended that students will already have followed the GCSE English Language course and achieved a minimum of a grade D at GCSE or have Level 2 Functional Skills. Admission to the course will be dependent on previous study/qualification and/or interview.
Your progress will be assessed by a combination of written and spoken assignments that are completed during the year for units 1 and 3 and an examination for Unit 2. In addition you will complete 3 speaking and listening assessments.
After completing the course you could progress onto a Level 3 qualification or into employment. It may also provide you with an essential qualification to enter higher education.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.