Functional Skills English

Functional Skills English

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Availability & Details

English Functional Skills - Thu 9.15-11.45 S1 AP-ENGLFS-G(1819)S01

Venue
Friendship House

Type of study
Part-Time

Dates
20-Sep-2018 - 31-Jan-2019 (weeks)

Examination board
City and Guilds/Ascentis

English Functional Skills - Thu 9.15-11.45 S2 AP-ENGLFS-G(1819)S11

Venue
Friendship House

Type of study
Part-Time

Dates
07-Feb-2019 - 27-Jun-2019 (weeks)

Examination board
City and Guilds/Ascentis

English Functional Skills - Tue 16.00-19.00 AP-ENGLFS-G(1819)S02

Venue
Other Venue

Type of study
Part-Time

Dates
21-Aug-2018 - 29-Jan-2019 (weeks)

Examination board
City and Guilds/Ascentis

Overview

This course is designed to assess your current working level of English and help you progress from that level forward. You will work through a range of smaller stepping stone units to help grow your confidence with reading, writing, speaking and listening.

This will then give you the opportunity to work up the levels from Entry 1 to Level 2. You will be required to come in for an initial assessment before you can enrol on this course.

This course is for students who do not already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language. If you have already achieved a Level 2 Functional Skill in English it is suggested that you progress to a GCSE English Language Course.

The course covers:

  • reading – skimming, scanning and intensive reading including looking at purpose and structure
  • writing – a range of formats, word sentence and text level including SPAG (spelling, punction and grammar)
  • Speaking and listening – including discussions and presentations

 

The course is run on the main College campus and at various off-site venues in the Hampshire area. We have daytime and evening English courses, run in 2 semesters. The first is September-February and then February-June.

We use a variety of teaching methods including:

  • Group work
  • Research
  • Kineasthic activities
  • 1:1 teaching
  • Using new technologies
  • Classroom based assessment work

 

In class and external assessment.

To a higher level Functional Skill or GCSE.


The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.

Katie Whittingham, A Level student

“I owe the staff a lot and I wouldn't be where I am today without them.”

Tom Andrews, A Level Student

I’m really happy and pleased with my grades. I really loved my time at the college, I have also made lots of friends, it’s a really nice place to be, I don’t want to leave.

Lauren Piper, A Level student