Adult English GCSE

Whether you choose English, Maths or both, you can fast track your way towards a GCSE qualification in these core subjects and achieve the gold standard in English and maths by next Summer!

Following face-to-face contact time with a subject specialist, you will have regular opportunities to sit the formative assessments and get individualised feedback until your Summer exams. You can expect tailored support in an inclusive environment to develop your core skills.

Resources will also be available on a virtual learning environment which you will be able to access from home for learning opportunities to suit your lifestyle.

English GCSE is awarded by AQA and will be delivered with a range of resources and with plenty of opportunities to sit formative assessments and practice papers in preparation for the Summer exams.

This course will develop your reading, writing and speaking and listening skills and is 100% examination based sat across 2 separate papers.

Our GCSE programmes are for those learners who have achieved a Level 1 previously or have a Grade 3/D. We will also consider adults without these achievements if they attain a good score in the BKSB Initial Assessments upon enrolment.

You will be informally assessed at enrolment to determine your suitability for the course.

Our assessments with AQA for English have been designed to inspire and motivate students, providing appropriate stretch and challenge whilst ensuring, as far as possible, that the assessment and texts are accessible to the full range of students.

The specification will enable students of all abilities to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods as well as to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures.

All subject content for GCSE Maths with WJEC can be assessed on either Component 1 (Non-calculator Mathematics) or Component 2 (Calculator allowed Mathematics). The subject content for both tiers is below:

The subject content has been grouped into the following topic areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Achieving this qualification leads to having the gold standard in English and maths where you will be able to access Higher Education courses and most roles to start and progress through your career.

This is a full academic programme with an examination in June where you will sit 2 papers for each of the subjects.

Classes at TyneMet are:

  • Tuesday 6pm – 9pm for English
  • Wednesday 6pm – 9pm for Maths

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