GCSE in English Language

Develop your reading and writing skills through studying and creating a range of functional and imaginative texts. You will study language and develop your speaking and listening abilities.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10163
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: GCSE

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Course Overview

GCSE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 23/24

This is an intensive one-year course leading to a GCSE qualification in English language. While you will come to class one evening a week, you will be required to do additional work outside of the classroom. Independent study is an integral part of this course.

Please note that it may be necessary to deliver some classes online instead of on campus, e.g. in response to illness, Covid-19, college closure, etc.

 

Course Modules:

  • Spoken language
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Written language
  • Reading literary and fictional texts

You wish to achieve a GCSE grade in English.

To take part in a wide range of Speaking and Listening activities, develop skills in personal, creative and functional writing and study spoken and written language.

As you will gain experience in all ranges of literacy including grammar.

This can allow you to apply for higher level of vocational courses.

Prior to enrolment you will undergo an initial assessment.  This assessment will determine your suitability for this course. If the assessment indicates that you need to brush-up your literacy skills, you will be directed to an Essential Skills class.  

After you apply online, you will be emailed details of information and assessment sessions, including time, date and room.  Once assessments have been marked, tutors will confirm via email if you have been accepted on the course, or if an alternative course is recommended. 

When accepted, you can then enrol on the course and pay the fee before attending the first class. Any further queries, please email admissions@serc.ac.uk

Please note, assessments and enrolments will take place in August & September of each year.

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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