Snow at Alton Campus – The roads into Alton Campus are clear and our team are working to clear the pathways to ensure it is safe. The campus will remain open for vulnerable students and children of keyworkers. (Havant and South Downs campuses are unaffected and remain open for vulnerable students and children of keyworkers)
The course is aimed at anybody who wants to gain a qualification GCSE in English Language. When employers or Colleges require a pass in GCSE English they usually mean a grade 4 or above.
Consequently, all students will be entered for the examinations at the end of the course. Students will work with texts across a range of forms, such as letters, articles, speeches and leaflets. Texts range across fiction (paper 1) and non-fiction (paper 2) from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
This course is for any student with a strong interest in English language. It is essential that students can achieve a required level of reading for meaning, spelling, grammar and punctuation. These are examined before entry on to the course.
Fiction Paper (50% of final mark) – final exam in the summer term.
Non-fiction Paper (50% of final mark) – final exam in the summer term.
Speaking and Listening Assessment – in-class assessment taken during the course.
Your work is assessed individually in tutorial sessions, group discussion and formally by component submissions. Final assessments are moderated by the exam board.
A grade 4 in GCSE English is invaluable to many employers. Students may also wish to continue on to another College course that may require a pass at GCSE English.
I’m very, very happy, I didn’t expect to do so well. The College has been helpful and supportive. I loved my courses, and the teachers were really good – every single one of them. The facilities are great, but it’s the staff that really make this place.Matthew Randell, A Level student
I would say it’s a college that really balances academia with fun, there is lots of extra-curricular stuff that you can get involved in. It has a really good work/life balance.Laura Hagedorn, A Level student
The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student