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English Literature: GCSE - AQA

Thursday 20 September 2018
09:30 - 12:30
120 Hours / 30 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£405.00 Course symbols: * IA Q

Course description

Develop skills in written English, as well as analysing a range of literary works. These include Shakespeare plays, 19th-century novels, modern texts and poetry. Students will need to purchase their own copies of texts. The course will require attendance each week, and you will must set aside a minimum of 2 hours for homework each week. In addition to the times shown there will be tutorial help. Fees include exam costs of £75.00.

Entry requirements

All learners interested in GCSE are required to take an Initial Assessment at the College prior to enrolling irrespective of any grades they may already have achieved in English. Students enrolling on this course will be expected to sit an Initial Assessment prior to being accepted onto the course. This will be a paper based test to assess your literacy or numeracy skills to ensure that you will be able to cope with the demands of the course. Please see brochure for Initial Assessment dates. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that learners are guided onto the right course and to offer the best level of help for each student, for example, some learners may be offered booster classes. If booster classes are offered they must be attended and signed for. All learners must attend the first session of this class which will be a guidance session. At this session the tutor will discuss this course with you to ensure that it is the right course for you. * Initial Assessments * Before enrolling you are required to complete an assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and Maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed. To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment. Https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/improve-your-maths http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/tot/alns2/CMA-Edexcel-web2.swf

What you will learn

The course will prepare learners to take the GCSE English Examination in Summer 2017. There are two examinations. Paper 1will focus on Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel and Paper 2 will focus on Modern texts and poetry. We explore and analyse different kinds of writing: drama, poetry and prose. Class times are as shown, but there will be an extra thirty minutes tutorial time for each individual learner by arrangement with the tutor.

How you will learn on this course

Teaching methods will include explanations from the tutor, discussion in pairs, work in small groups and whole class. There will be worksheets and individual assignments set, on which you will be given feedback. We may also be watching videos of the set play.

How you will be assessed on this course

1.Read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding. 2.Make connections across reading. 3.Read in depth, critically and evaluatively. 4.Discuss and explain understanding and ideas. 5.Develop the habit of reading widely and often. 6.Write accurately, effectively and analytically about your reading. 7.Acquire and use a wide vocabulary. 8.Include grammatical terminology and other literary and linguistic terms to criticise and analyse what you read. 9.Develop an informed personal response 10.Use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations. 11.Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects 12.Use relevant subject terminology where appropriate. 13.Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written. 14.Use accurate spelling and punctuation.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

GCSE English Literature (AQA Board).

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

At least two hours work outside of lesson time each week is required.

What you need for your course

A4 paper, ring binder and writing implements A good English dictionary A good Thesaurus Selection of poetry provided by the tutor Tutor to provide list of books prior to start of course

What you need to bring to the first class

Paper, writing equipment and ring binder. Course materials will be advised at beginning of the course.

What you can do next

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Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking