The aim of the course is to give students the knowledge, understanding and skills required to be able to draw upon a range of texts as reading stimulus and engage with creative, as well as other texts, such as non-fiction, reviews and journalism. Students will have opportunities to develop higher-order reading and critical thinking skills that encourage genuine enquiry into different topics and themes. They will be encouraged to read fluently and write effectively with correct grammar and punctuation.
You will learn how to:
Students should read and will be assessed on high-quality, challenging texts across a range of genres and types, including literature and extended literary non-fiction, and other writing such as essays, reviews and journalism (both printed and online). These should support students in developing their own writing.
This GCSE English course is run over one evening per week and 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.