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English Language GCSE at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

This course allows students to demonstrate their ability to use English in real life contexts. Students focus on investigative and analytical approaches to languge, themes and issues presented in a range of genres. Moreover, they make apt comments based on personal experience. Students will learn to listen and speak confidently, in a range of contexts. They will also learn to write imaginatively and persuasively, by experimenting with language, to create texts that are fiting to audience, purpose and format. Students are introduced to the analysis of spoken language; they learn to investigate how spoken language works to persuade and inform others of a particular viewpoint.

Entry requirements

? This course is for students who have not achieved GCSE English Language at grade ā€˜Cā€™ or above. This is an essential qualification for students wishing to achieve employment or who wish to study at FE or University.

Future opportunities

GCSE is an essential qualification for progression to employment, further education and university. GCSE English Language specifically provides a route to progress to A-Level studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.