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GCSE English (for part time students)

This course follows the AQA GCSE English Language syllabus for the 9-1 specification.

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  • Subject Area: English and Maths Skills / GCSEs
  • Mode: Part Time
  • Campus: Ashford or Weybridge
  • About this course

    The course follows the AQA GCSE English Language syllabus for the 9-1 specification and consists of exam skills preparation for 2 exams and a speaking & listening qualification.

    This course is suitable for students who are studying for a grade 4 or higher in GCSE English having achieved grade 3 (or equivalent) in GCSE English in a previous attempt.

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    All students are required to undertake screening tests to assess their current level of literacy. If literacy skills need some support, a Functional Skills English course may be more suitable first, before progressing on to a GCSE English course.

    Success depends on motivation and the willingness to continue the course when faced with new challenges. Age and time away from previous study should not deter anyone from attempting to improve their skills in English.

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    Before enrolling, students are required to attend an interview to ensure they fulfil the suitability requirements which is normally a grade 3 (or legacy D grade) in GCSE English and Students with lower than grade 3 should study and successfully complete Functional Skills English up to Level 1 before progressing on this course.

    The results achieved in the screening test will help to decide the most suitable point of entry for achieving your goal in English


    How much will the course cost?

    16 - 19 | POA
    Reduced Cost  | £362
    Full Cost  | £811

    For more information on the funding available. view our student finance page.


    Next Steps

    A grade 4 in GCSE English Language is a minimum entry requirement for several courses or apprenticeships within the college, as well as providing access to employment and Higher Education courses.

    Start dates

    Reference Campus Duration Days Hours Start
    00109/1A19 Weybridge 34 Weeks Tuesday 18.45 - 20.45 07/09/2021
    00109/1B19 Weybridge 34 Weeks Wednesday 18.45 - 20.45 08/09/2021
    00109/1A19A Ashford 35 Weeks Thursday 18.45 - 20.45 09/09/2021
    00109/1A17 Weybridge 33 Weeks - 03/01/2022
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