Applications for September 2021 have now closed. Applications for September 2022 will be taken from Monday 9th MAY 2022
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 0161 419 3620 for information.
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 2021 in the daytime either morning or afternoon.
What evening are they held:
English and Maths (foundation level) are on either Monday or Tuesday evening: 6 to 9 pm
*Please note: Science GCSE will require attendance on both Monday AND Tuesday evenings 6 to 9 pm, therefore you cannot choose to do any other GCSE subjects during the academic year.
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.
English & Maths (foundation) GCSEs are free if you have not yet achieved a Grade ‘C’.
Science GCSE is £450.00 or it would be free if you are in receipt of:
ESA (work related activity group)
Evidence for the above benefits would be required prior to you starting a course.
Low Income: earning less than £18,135 annual gross salary:
Low Income Evidence Required: wage slip within 3 months of your start date or current employment contract, stating gross monthly/annual wage)
Functional Skills – see below