Week 1: Monday 3 March – Friday 7 April
Week 2: Monday 10 – Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 – Friday 21 April
Length of Course
2pm to 6pm daily
The course offers students the opportunity to revise GCSE topic areas and practise their listening and reading skills in preparation for the two final papers.
A good lexical knowledge is essential in listening and reading tasks. As a consequence, particular attention is given to the revision of key vocabulary related to the topic areas listed below.
Grammar rules are also given consideration insofar as understanding the syntax has an impact on performance in comprehension tasks.
Students are set past papers on a daily basis, so that they practise their listening and reading skills in exam-style conditions, focusing on the techniques needed to deal with the specific tasks set at GCSE level.
Common Topic Areas for Listening and Reading papers:
Out and about
- Tourist information and local amenities
- Transport and directions
Customer service and transactions
- Cafés and restaurants
- Dealing with problems
- General interests and leisure activities
- Family and friends
Future plans, education and work
- Simple ICT language
- Simple job advertisements and applications
- School and college
- Work experience