Courses for September 2018 start are now full. Applications taken from April 2019 onwards for September 2019 start..
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 GCSEs is available on Monday and Tuesday evenings – please phone 419 9163 for information.
English & Maths – you should ideally have a Grade D (3) in these subjects or Functional Skills Level 2.
Science*: you should ideally have a Grade C (4) or above in English and Maths or Functional Skills Level 2.
Fees: English & Maths GCSEs are free if you have not yet achieved a Grade ‘C’. Science GCSE is £425.00 or it would be free if you are in receipt of JSA or ESA (work related activity group) – evidence would be required.
All GCSE courses start in September and last for approximately 32 weeks. Most courses have three hours teaching each week (course times vary) and you must be prepared to do separate study/homework allowing at least three hour’s per subject each week. English GCSE has a separate spoken language unit and Science GCSE has practical laboratory units which need to be completed during the course. Examinations are held during the months of May and June 2018 in the daytime either morning or afternoon.
- *Please note: Science GCSE will require attendance on both Monday AND Tuesday evenings, therefore you cannot choose to do any other GCSE subjects during the academic year.