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GCSE English at Thurrock Adult Community College

Course description

This is a one year intensive course covering Shakespeare, a novel, and poetry. There will also be 3 speaking and listening assessments. This is a demanding but interesting course where you will be encouraged to carry out independent research and study.

Course content

Aims of Course:

To provide you with the skills and knowledge to successfully pass the GCSE English exam

Reading material includes Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and Macbeth by William Shakespeare


You will be expected to carry out regular homework tasks and to revision.

Accrediting Body:  AQA

Entry requirements

Advice and Interview.

You will be expected to complete a past GCSE Foundation paper.


Controlled assessment and exam

Financial information

Tuition Fees:  Full:  £319.20;  JSA: FREE

Qualification Fee: Full:  £34.80;   JSA: FREE

Total Course Fee:  Full:  354.00  JSA: FREE



Future opportunities

Progression: AS Level, A level

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 3 hours by 28 weeks
  • Course code: G1Z01
  • Number of planned places: 12


  • More information
    • Free car parking.

      Accessibility.  All classrooms on one level.  Disabled access to the building.

      Coffee Bar Facilities (Term time only)  Vending machines available for out of hours and closure periods.

      Grays Cyber Cafe - High Speed Internet Access; Email facilities; Air Conditioning

      The Cyber Cafe is open to everyone studying at the College.  The facilities are unsupported so learners must be able to switch on and shut down the computers, use a mouse and have IT/Internet experience.

      Quiet Study Facilities - Every session, morning, afternoon and evening, a quiet study room is available for your use.  Speak to Student Services to identify which room is available.  A prayer room may also be available upon request via Student Services.

      Community College Childcare and Pre School on site.