On this page you will find many useful resources mainly suitable for GCSE English including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.
Finding English Resources
All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here
Selected GCSE English eBooks
You can access English eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.
Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.
What does the English Lab provide?
The English Lab offers a holistic approach in a safe and supported environment where students can feel valued and in control of their learning.
Using lots of encouragement and praise, students work at their own pace, and teaching styles can be adapted to suit individual needs and as students become more confident, they are encouraged to stretch themselves and attempt new tasks. These are rewarded with positive feedback and help with any stumbling blocks.
The English Lab is suitable for all students although those requiring consistent one-to-one support may find more benefit in an environment where they are the only student present.
Organised by the English department, the English Lab is available to support you with Functional Skills and GCSE English. This year they are offering a slightly different service to comply with social distancing, with the following booking system:
9.00 - 12.00 - 6 bookable slots each hour
13.00 - 16.00 - 6 bookable slots each hour
The English Lab is also on Google Classroom. Please enter the code n76vvzo
Planet eStream Videos
Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search videos you may find useful for your course.
To log in:
- Go to Planet eStream
- Enter your College login details and password then click Log in
Information and Study skills
The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.
The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.
Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email email@example.com with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.