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Literacy Skills at Palmer's College

Course description

When you start an A-level or Level 3 BTEC course you will be expected to write at an advanced level. Of course you will be given help in class with how to write, but a lot of students still find it difficult to express their ideas clearly, fully and logically.

These courses, which run for half a term, are designed to help you with this. Students who know what they want to say, but struggle to find how to express it, can make dramatic progress with their studies after taking this course.

Course content

This course takes an hour a week over half a term. It will help you to:
• Identify the purpose of what you are writing
• Organise your ideas
• Express these clearly, with good sentence structure, grammar and punctuation

Entry requirements

You can apply to join one of these courses or you will be referred by one of your subject teachers. If you are committed to improving your English, this course can make a world of difference to your success at Palmer’s and your future prospects.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.