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GCSE English or maths

GCSE English and Maths are currently free to anyone who doesn’t already have a GCSE A-C or grade 4+ in the subject you want to study.

GCSE English

An intensive course leading to the AQA GCSE English Language exam in June 2020.

Courses take place at a variety of days and times throughout the week:

Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 9pm at Huntington School from the 17th September 2019
Wednesdays, 12:15pm to 2:45pm at York Explore Library from the 18th September 2019
Thursdays, 6:30pm to 9pm at Fulford School from the 19th September 2019

Places on GCSE courses are subject to a pre-course assessment.

The new exams have a particular emphasis on good use of English language, grammar and the ability to analyse a text. There will be a 2 ½ hour session each week which will consist of studying and analysing texts, comparing and contrasting pieces from different genres and eras, looking at the grammar and linguistic qualities of different texts, analysing and using persuasive techniques, writing for specific audiences and purposes as well as exam technique and practice.

You will be expected to attend regularly and to undertake work at home, with a significant amount of independent study required to build skills and cover the full curriculum.

Learners must be available to sit the formal exams in early June 2019. Exact dates and times will be confirmed at the start of the course.

Required course books (to be purchased in advance):

ISBN: 978-147-1-83285-7 “Success” AQA GCSE English Language Grades 5-9, Keith Brindle

ISBN: 978-147-1-83394-6 “Workbook” AQA GCSE English Language, Keith Brindle

Please bring: A4 ruled paper, A4 ring binder, pens, pencils, dictionary (bi-lingual if required)

We will provide tutor support in the classroom, additional English grammar support, online support through Google Classroom and email, and a termly Saturday drop-in.

Anyone who has motivation and sufficient literacy skills to work at this level. Assessments, held over the summer, will include text analysis and a free writing exercise. People who very recently gained a D at GCSE English or a Level 2 Functional Skills with York Learning will not have to attend an assessment. *Eligibility rules apply.

You must be over the age of 19 on the 31st August 2019.

GCSE Maths

An intensive course leading to the AQA GCSE Maths exams in May & June 2020.

Courses take place at a variety of days and times throughout the week:

Mondays, 6:30pm to 9pm at Huntington School from the 16th September 2019
Tuesdays,  6:30pm to 9pm at Huntington School from the 17th September 2019
Wednesdays, 9:30am to 12:00 noon at Huntington Community Centre from the 18th September 2019
Fridays, 12:15pm to 14:45pm at York Explore Library from the 13th September 2019

Places on GCSE courses are subject to a pre-course assessment.

There will be a 2 ½ hour session each week which will consist of a mix of revision of previous topics, new topics and exam practice. You will be expected to attend regularly and to undertake work at home, with a significant amount of independent study to ensure coverage of the full curriculum requirements.  Learners must be available to sit the three formal exam sessions in May/June 2020. Exam dates and times will be confirmed at the start of the course.

A Casio fx-83or fx-85 scientific calculator (This is the one you will be taught in class to use)

A Cambridge mathematical instrument set (comes in a tin)
Also basic stationery, such as A4 ruled paper, A4 ring binder, pens, pencils

There will be a selection of text books and revision material available to buy in class.

To help you with your progress towards GCSE we will provide extra tutor support in the classroom, online support through Google Classroom, email tutor support and half termly Saturday drop-in sessions.

Anyone who has motivation and sufficient basic maths skills to work at this level. There will be assessment sessions held regularly over the summer.  The assessment will include + – x and ÷ of whole numbers, fractions and decimals and also the use of %. People who have very recently gained a D at GCSE maths or a Level 2 Functional Skills with York Learning will not have to attend an assessment. *Eligibility rules apply.

You must be over the age of 19 on the 31st August 2019.