September start only - initial assessments can be arranged from June to August 2013:
If you wish to enrol for a GCSE you will need to book an appointment for an initial assessment.
Please telephone 0161 419 9163 to do this.
When you apply we may ask you to take two short tests on a computer. These are to find out your level of skills in english and maths. The tests (assessments) are tools to help us determine what’s the best course for your level of skills. It also lets us know if you need any support with your studies.
The test instructions are easy to follow and we’ll help you log on to the system. You will have plenty of time to work through the questions.
English Language - AQA
Tuesday Evening 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Maths GCSE - OCR - (Foundation level)
Monday evening 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Maths GCSE - OCR - (Higher level)
Monday evening 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Psychology GCSE - AQA
Tuesday evening 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Science GCSE - Single Award - 21st Century - OCR
Monday or Tuesday evening 6.30 to 9.00 pm
Year after year GCSE subjects are a popular choice with mature students. They provide experience and the challenge of academic study after some years away from the classroom. Success at this level is a great confidence builder and has led to improved employment prospects and further study for past students. Classes are small and the atmosphere is friendly and supportive. Additional support with GCSE's is available on Monday and Tuesday evenings - please phone 419 9163 for information.
The above GCSE courses last for approximately 30 weeks, with 2 to 3 hours teaching each week (course times vary) and about two hour's homework each week. Some subjects require coursework to be completed, and examinations are held in the months of May and June 2014 (depending upon subject).
Examination dates cannot be changed, so before enrolling please ensure you have not booked holidays which may clash with examination dates! Examination fees are included in the enrolment fee. You will be expected to complete the whole course and take all the examinations if you enrol. The English, Maths and Science GCSE subjects are intended as 'revision' courses so that you can improve a previous grade.