English GCSE (L1295AB19)

This course has already started but spaces might still be available. Please call us on 03456 01 01 61 or email enquiries@aspiresussex.org.uk for more information.


The Learning Shop, Littlehampton

18:30 - 21:00


2.5 hours x 30 sessions

Gillian Brown

03456 01 01 61

What is the course about?

This course will prepare you for taking a GCSE examination in English (AQA English 8700) in June 2018. You will study a wide range of English techniques and learn how to read texts fluently whilst analysing them critically. You will critically read, analyse and evaluate a wide range of literature and non-fiction texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries as well as other types of writing such as reviews and journalism. You will summarise and synthesise information and ideas from texts and make comparisons between texts. You will use knowledge gained to improve your own writing, which will be expected to be effective and coherent whilst making good and appropriate use of standard English.

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

Students on this course will have been successfully assessed as having the potential to gain the GCSE in one year or will be students who are hoping to improve existing grades.

What do I need to bring with me?

Paper, writing equipment and a folder.

Are there any additional costs?

You may need to purchase a specific revision guide and reading texts. Your tutor will discuss this with you.

What can I do next?

If you would like more information about progression opportunities, please speak to your tutor or other member of staff. Further information about career opportunities can be found by visiting https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Course Location

The Learning Shop
88 High Street
West Sussex
BN17 5DX