GCSE English Language Mature (AQA) (Day)


At Oaklands you will follow a one year part time course three hours a week to complete the GCSE. During the course you will complete coursework in reading and writing and speaking and listening and study a novel and a play. You will also complete a writing assessment as part of the course.

Course Content - What will I learn?

For speaking and listening you will give short presentation take part in a discussion and undertake some role play. The other sixty percent is obtained through an exam which is based around a pre release booklet that is released to students about ten weeks before the exam so we have plenty of time to prepare

There are two sections to study media texts and poetry from other cultures and traditions. We will also explore two genres of writing argue persuade and advise and analyse review and comment which you will also be examined in.

Am I right for the course?

GCSE English is an extremely important qualification to have if you wish to progress onto a level 3 course leading into entry to higher education. Many employers also require GCSE English if you want to join their company.

It will also appeal to those who have an interest in literature, poetry speaking and listening and enjoying writing. There are several lessons available in the college both during the day and in the evening attracting students from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages.

If you are retaking your GCSE, you will need a minimum grade of a D to enrol on this course. If it is your first time, you may be asked to complete a short piece of free writing to advise you on your suitability for the course.

You will complete coursework in reading and writing and speaking and listening which will enable you to obtain 40% of your overall marks. To complete the coursework we will study a novel by a well known author and a Shakespeare play. You will also be asked to complete a piece of fiction and non fiction writing.

You will be taught by specialist English teachers who are experienced in teaching the GCSE specification and continue to attend training sessions that allow them to keep up to date with current changes and modes of assessment within examination boards.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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