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GCSE English

English is arguably the most important GCSE subject, being a necessary requirement for most Further and Higher Education courses, as well as a wide range of jobs.

37 Weeks

Entry Requirements: GCSE English at grade D/3 or Functional Skills English

Course Info

The GCSE English qualification is made up of three units that include Speaking and Listening, Controlled Assessments and an exam at the end of the course.

Sessions are taught both daytime and evening and include a range of teaching methods.


Staff are highly qualified and enthusiastic. They ensure learner success by making the teaching and learning differentiated and learner centred.

Teaching styles vary from lecture to group work, to ICT based research to practical classroom activities.

Tasks are set to support and reinforce the subject material covered in the sessions. It is expected that these tasks are completed in the learner’s own time.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Prior attainment of a grade D or grade 3 GCSE English qualification is required. Functional Skills English at Level 2 and/or Adult Literacy Level 2 qualification achieved within the last three years will also be considered.

For all learners there will be stringent screening requirements which will take place at interview and/or enrolment. This usually involves a writing assessment on punctuation, grammar, spelling and free writing’. This takes about one hour.