You will be assessed in three key areas: reading, writing and speaking and listening.
You will also gain the ability to construct and convey meaning in written standard English. You will be tested through a combination of controlled assessments and external exams.
The times for these classes vary, with classes in the day and evening, so please contact us and we will try to find a day and time suitable for you to study.
If you do not have a minimum grade of 4 (C) in English at GCSE, then you can study this course for free, if you have already obtained a grade 4 (C) or higher the fees are £450 for UK students and £774 for international students.
What you'll learn
The course aims to develop your abilities:
To communicate effectively in speech and writing
To listen with understanding
To be enthusiastic responsive and knowledgeable readers.
You will have the opportunity to talk and listen in a variety of contexts read a wide variety of literature non-fiction and media texts.
How you'll learn and be assessed
You will learn though both traditional and e-learning.
You will need to be prepared for extra study and spend around three hours per week on studying away from the classroom. Resources will be provided (both paper-based and e-based).
In some cases, Google Chromebooks will be provided in class, where you can utilise live writing tools such as Google Docs and Google Communities.
Assessment is both internal – within the college – and by external exam.
You will be asked to attend an initial assessment with a tutor to identify which course is right for you.
Students need to make a firm commitment to attend for the whole course.