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English GCSE (retake) at Feltham Community College (School)

Course description

Your course will develop your skills in both written and spoken English. You will study a range of texts: a Shakespeare play; a novel in English; poetry from different cultures and traditions and a range of media and non-fiction texts. You will undertake various types of reading, writing and oral activities in order to prepare for the examinations and compile your coursework folder. Using recommended texts as stimulus, you will develop critical and communicative skills through a range of oral and written activities. Three oral activities completed during the year will be selected to form part of your coursework submission, together with four pieces of written work. Two of the written pieces will be based on your own personal writing. The first (fictional writing) will aim to explore, imagine and entertain. The second (non-fictional writing) aims to inform, explain and describe. The third piece will be a written response to a Shakespeare play, and the fourth will be a written response to either pre or post-1914 prose writing. Work will commence on pre-release material from the examining board during the spring term, on which you will be examined in the two papers to be taken in the summer (one hour forty minutes and one hour thirty minutes).

Entry requirements

English GCSE Grade D

Future opportunities

With further training, you could go into a job related to English such as a Teacher, Journalist or Editor. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer. You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in English or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Feltham Community College (School) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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