English GCSE Part Time

We offer a standalone GCSE English Language course with three hours of instruction a week. You will also get access to our virtual-learning environment and other online resources.

You will be assessed in three key areas: reading, writing and speaking and listening.

You will also gain the ability to construct and convey meaning in written standard English. You will be tested through a combination of controlled assessments and external exams.

The times for these classes vary, with classes in the day and evening, so please contact us and we will try to find a day and time suitable for you to study.

If you do not have a minimum grade of 4 (C) in English at GCSE, then you can study this course for free, if you have already obtained a grade 4 (C) or higher the fees are £450 for UK students and £774 for international students.

The course aims to develop your abilities:

  • To communicate effectively in speech and writing
  • To listen with understanding
  • To be enthusiastic responsive and knowledgeable readers.

You will have the opportunity to talk and listen in a variety of contexts read a wide variety of literature non-fiction and media texts.

You will learn though traditional and e-learning methods.

You will need to be prepared for extra study and spend around three hours per week on studying away from the classroom.

Resources will be provided (both paper-based and e-based).

In some cases, Google Chromebooks will be provided in class, where you can utilise live writing tools such as Google Docs and Google Communities.

Assessment is both within the college and by external exam.

You will be asked to complete and online initial assessment to identify which course is right for you. Most students completing this activity are successful. It is a good idea to spend some time on BBC Bitesize GCSE website to brush up beforehand.

Students need to make a firm commitment to attend for the whole course.

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