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Course Objectives


Target Students - Grade 12 students who did not achieve a satisfactory grade of C and above on their BGCSE English examinations.


Students will learn to investigate academic texts, construct supported interpretations and arguments for an authentic audience, and acquire academic habits of thought. Reading instruction will focus on developing critical reading skills for comprehension, interpretation, and analysis. In writing, students will develop skills through composing with a specific purpose, situation, genre, and audience in mind. 


Students will write a variety of effective formal and informal texts. To learn to integrate reading and writing, students will use an inquiry
approach to analyze, synthesize, and make value judgments regarding text and writing.


This course is designed to prepare students for college-level reading and writing-intensive courses. Successful completion of this course, as defined by the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the partnering of HCC, grants the student an exemption to TSI requirements for reading and writing at the partnering institution.

Course Purpose
This course is designed to develop students as critical readers, thinkers, and purposeful writers prepared for college success in introductory courses across disciplines.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Locate explicit textual information, draw complex inferences, and describe, analyze, and evaluate the information within and across multiple texts of varying lengths.

  2. Comprehend and use vocabulary effectively in oral communication, reading, and writing.

  3. Identify and analyze the audience, purpose, and message across a variety of texts.

  4. Describe and apply insights gained from reading and writing a variety of texts.

  5. Compose a variety of texts that demonstrate reading comprehension, clear focus, logical development of ideas, and use of appropriate language that advance the writer’s purpose.

  6. Determine and use effective approaches and rhetorical strategies for given reading and writing situations.

  7. Generate ideas and gather information relevant to the topic and purpose, incorporating the ideas and words of other writers in student writing using established strategies.

  8. Evaluate the relevance and quality of ideas and information in recognizing, formulating, and developing a claim.

  9. Develop and use effective reading and revision strategies to strengthen the writer’s ability to compose college-level writing assignments

  10. Recognize and apply the conventions of Standard English in reading and writing.


DAYS: Tuesdays
TIME: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
COST: $450 members - $500 non-members
Learning Platform: Face-to-Face Classroom


The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council (NAECOB) is a statutory body established under the National Accreditation and Equivalency Council ACT of The Bahamas on the 4th of October, 2006; assented on 29th of December, 2006 and came into force 28th February, 2007.  NAECOB is responsible for registering and accrediting primary schools, secondary schools, post-secondary schools, and any institution that offers training in The Bahamas. The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas began operation in 2016.

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