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L2 GCSE ENGLISH / MATHEMATICS

GCSE MATHEMATICS (THURS EVE)
Start Date 
06/10/2022
End Date 
09/06/2023
Attendance 
Part Time
GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (WED EVE)
Start Date 
05/10/2022
End Date 
09/06/2023
Attendance 
Part Time
Target audience 

Students who require a grade 9-4 and/or wish to increase their GCSE profile in order to progress to further study or in their chosen career

Entry requirements 

Hartlepool College realises that motivation to succeed is far more important than academic achievement in studying part-time courses, and so there are no formal requirements for studying a GCSE course.
However, entry will be subject to a short informal interview to determine your motivation together with previous experience and/or academic achievement, and in some cases this may also include a pre-course assessment if required. If we feel that a GCSE is too big a step then we will advise you regarding a more appropriate course of study.

Course content 

  • English - there are opportunites to explore, read and produce a variety of text types (including fiction and media texts) with two final exams in May/June.
  • Maths - Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measure, Statistics and Probability.
Teaching & Learning 

A variety of methods will be used depending upon the topics being studied. These will include classroom teaching, practical activities, group work, independent study and online activities.

Assessment criteria 

GCSE English Language is assessed through two end of year exams:

  • Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing - this is split into two sections:  Section A assesses reading skills (50% of the paper) and Section B assesses descriptive/narrative writing (50% of the paper);
  • Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives - this exam is also split into two sections:  Section A again assesses reading skills (50% of the paper) and Section B assesses writing to present a viewpoint (50% of the paper).

There is also a Spoken Language component, but this does not count towards the final grade.

Mathematics

  • Mathematics is assessed by two formal external examinations taken at the end of the year

 

 

Progression 

Further academic study, Level 3 vocational qualifications and progression within employment.

Other information 

These are two year full-time courses delivered in one year.

Courses

Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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