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English Language GCSE Retake at Chestnut Grove Academy

Course description

It is essential that students prioritise completing their English and Mathematics GCSE before leaving school. We take this very seriously and provide four hours per week of retake lessons in both Maths and English for all students who need to complete one or both of these GCSEs. Students enrol onto these GCSEs alongside other suitable courses.

WHICH SKILLS WILL YOU ACQUIRE?

·       Reading to retrieve specific information

·       Understanding of content, themes, ideas and characters in a text

·       Understanding of how authors use language to convey meaning

·       Adopting writing styles appropriate to audience and task

·       Writing with a high level of grammatical accuracy

·       Deploying conventions of different text types in creation of effective and engaging texts

·       Adopting language and tone to convey different speakers

·       Writing precise and concise summaries

·       Speaking fluently and confidently

·       Using standard English in writing and speaking

·       Adapting speech to suit different audiences and purposes

·       Projecting voice; using tone and pitch to engage listeners

·       Crafting and delivering an effective speech 

Course content

LEVEL: GCSE

UNIT: Component 2 - Reading Exam

GRADE WEIGHTING: 40%

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LEVEL: GCSE

UNIT: Component 4 - Coursework

GRADE WEIGHTING: 40%

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LEVEL: GCSE

UNIT: 5 - Speaking and Listening

GRADE WEIGHTING: 20%

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Entry requirements

n/a

Assessment

40% exam/ 40% Coursework / 20% speaking and listening

Further information

Contact: Ms Stabler, Head of English - vstabler@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chestnut Grove Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 3 lessons per week; 4 months in case of November pass, whole year otherwise

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