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Improve your English

Course level: 
1
Subject area: 
English Language
Awarding body: 
OCR
Advanced Learning Loans Eligible: 
No

What is the Improve your English course?

This course is for learners who do not have a Level 2 qualification and is suitable for those who lack confidence in reading, writing, spelling or discussion skills. If you do not have a GCSE in English at grade C or above, or a National Test Level 2 qualification, you may be able to attend this course. You will study in a small group at your own pace. The course will help you to improve your reading, writing and communication skills. You will work individually on the areas that you find difficult, and will take a nationally recognised qualification at the end of the course.

An interview is required before you can enrol on this course.

Course topics

These may cover any or all of the following:

  • Improving reading skills
  • Spelling techniques
  • Filling in forms
  • Writing letters and e-mails
  • Discussions
  • Essay writing

Teaching and learning

You will work in a small, friendly group with plenty of one-to-one support. You will have access to the internet during the lessons to do research and produce written work.

Assessment details

You will be given the opportunity to take a qualification in adult literacy towards the end of the course. Exam dates and times will be set by negotiation with the tutor and the exam board.

Progression

  • English iGCSE

Extra costs

Writing materials and note book/A4 file.

Notes

Unless your tutor informs you otherwise, classes will not be held on College closure days. Details regarding these dates can be found in the Adult Student Handbook http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/adult-education/adult-student-handbook or on the General Information page http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/adult-education/general-information.

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