The English Language is a key asset if you’re interested in any career that involves written and spoken communication and requires a comprehensive grasp of the English language, GCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers at 16. The English Language can be used to inspire, motivate and challenge us in countless different ways. This GCSE Qualification course will help you to read, understand and analyse texts in different forms, and write clearly and concisely.
Language is an inherent part of the world around us, from the way it is used in an advert to the writing of a script for a blockbuster movie. The AQA specification GCSE course has been designed to inspire and motivate learners, providing an appropriate stretch and challenge whilst ensuring that the assessment and texts are, as far as possible, accessible to all students. This GCSE English Language course has been written to the latest specifications and has been designed to give you the best possible chance of success. You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam.
The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.
You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course can be arranged.
Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.
All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2020.
You’ll be required to complete the two GCSE standard written exams.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your course, you will also be required complete one introductory assignment and nine assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course. There is no coursework to complete. All exams must be taken in the same session.
Optional non-exam assessment (NEA)
In addition, you will have the opportunity to take an additional, optional non-exam assessment (NEA) to demonstrate your skills in spoken language, including presenting, responding to questions and feedback, and use of standard English. This optional assessment is separately endorsed. It will be reported as a separate grade and will not contribute to the result of the GCSE qualification. You will need to take the 2 standard GCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in English Language, issued by AQA. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.
Additional texts may need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
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