|Which GCSE course is best for a Sixth Form college? - Emma||21/10/2010|
I was wondering if anyone out there who works in a Sixth Form College can help me, as I have asked the same question of AQA but no-one has got back to me!
I am Curriculum Manager for Level 2 English at a Sixth Form college and we do a one year resit course, currently for English Language. We will be teaching the new spec from next year but I am unsure whether to do the English Language course or the new one year GCSE English course (AQA).
We have always done English Language because it is the one deemed most "desirable" by employers, but I don't know if this will still be the case with the new specs.
Can anyone offer any advice at all?
|Re:Which GCSE course is best for a Sixth Form college? - Joanne||21/10/2010|
I would say to stick with English Language. In schools, the only reason we have to do the generic English course (if we are only studying one) is because the Language course on its own doesn't cover all aspects of the KS4 National Curriculum. I know that at the meetings I attended, the colleges had every intention of sticking to the Language course. Employers don't really care if they've covered any Literature, and that's all the English course is ensuring. Employers will just look for EITHER English OR Language.
Hope that helps.
|Re:Which GCSE course is best for a Sixth Form college? - sunny||27/11/2010|
we teach the welsh board language course. employers and universities and f.e. colleges all demand grade c in language. literature counts for nothing.
|Re:Which GCSE course is best for a Sixth Form college? - Name||30/11/2010|
|The original poster is not choosing between GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature; they are choosing between GCSE English Language and GCSE English.