English (Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Erdington Skills Centre and Sutton Coldfield)
When you come to enrol, you will be given an initial assessment to determine your level. The level of course you are offered will depend on the outcome of this.
Functional Skills English (Entry – Level 2) – this course is for English speakers who would like to improve reading and writing skills and become more confident when speaking. You will work on the skills you need to move on in your studies or work.
This course is assessed by examination at different points in the year.
GCSE English Language – this course is designed for adults who are aiming for a grade 4 or above. Your written English will already be at a high standard and you will be able to read and understand fiction and non-fiction texts with accuracy and confidence, identifying the techniques writers use to guide a reader’s response and applying some of these in your own work.
This course is assessed by examination in November and May/June.