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GCSE English

  • Fee
  • Duration of course 36 weeks
  • Course type Part-time (Adults)
  • This course is suitable for Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

The course aims to improve your writing, reading and oral communication skills. You will read a variety of texts and have practice in writing in a range of different styles. Attention will be paid to developing your spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and grammar. You will engage in discussion, debate and deliver individual talks. You will undertake a series of controlled assessments and sit an exam at the end of the year.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Achieving an A*-C grade in GCSE English can open up a wide range of new opportunities including promotion at work or university entrance. In addition, you will acquire skills which you can apply in many aspects of your every-day life.

How will I learn?

Through classroom based activities, homework, controlled written assessments and final, external exams.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a series of controlled assessments and an end of year exam. Both will contribute to your overall final grade.

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.

A significant amount of commitment is required to succeed on this course - with only one lesson at College per week, a considerable amount of self-study and homework is expected. 

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

You will be assessed through our dedicated GCSE English Initial Assessment which aims to gauge whether or not your current skills are sufficient to enable you to achieve A*-C with us in one year. For those not yet ready for GCSE, Functional Skills lessons at the appropriate level will be made available to provide a bridge to future enrolment onto the GCSE programme.

Expected prior knowledge


English level

See above 

Mathematics level


Equipment and other costs


For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.