English: GCSE – Fast Track (B12006AB21)

This course has already started but spaces might still be available. Please call us on 03456 01 01 61 or email enquiries@aspiresussex.org.uk for more information.


Online Course, Aspire Cloud

18:30 - 21:00

Thursday, Tuesday

2.5 hours x 30 sessions

Julia Homan

03456 01 01 61


Up to 100% concession available, please call call us on 0345 6010161 for more information.

What is the course about?

Learning for work. This course will prepare you for taking GCSE examinations in English (AQA English 8700) in May and June 2022. You will study a wide range of English techniques and learn how to read texts fluently whilst analysing them critically. You will critically read, analyse and evaluate a wide range of literature and non-fiction texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries as well as other types of writing such as reviews and journalism. You will summarise and synthesise information and ideas from texts and make comparisons between texts. You will use knowledge gained to improve your own writing, which will be expected to be effective and coherent whilst making good and appropriate use of standard English. The content of this course is the same as the GCSE courses that Aspire run from September. However, this course features two lessons per week instead of one. This means students can start this course in January and still be prepared for exams in May and June.

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

Students on this course will have been successfully assessed as having the potential to gain the GCSE in 6 months or will be students who are hoping to improve existing grades.

What do I need to bring with me?

Paper, writing equipment and a folder to organise your notes and work in.

Are there any additional costs?

You may need to purchase a specific revision guide and reading texts. Your tutor will discuss this with you.

What can I do next?

If you would like more information about re-enrolling again next term or progressing onto another course, please speak to your tutor or a member of staff by dialling 0345 601 01 61 or by visiting our website on www.aspiresussex.org.uk.

Course Location

Online Course
Aspire Cloud
West Sussex
ZZ99 9ZZ