GCSEs & Functional Skills
31 Aug 2024
GCSE English is a fundamental and valuable qualification. In most UK careers it is essential. This course is a programme of language study conforming to National Curriculum Key Stage 4 requirements. Emphasis is placed on personal writing, comprehension, and response to reading and writing in different contexts. It includes practice and assessment of speaking and listening skills.
No formal qualifications are necessary but all applicants will be required to attend an interview and undertake assessment and diagnostic tests.
One three-hour session per week. Available dates and times include:
Tuesday: 11.15am-2.30pm (Highbury Campus)
Tuesday: 5-8pm (Highbury Campus)
Tuesday: 5-8pm (Arundel Campus)
Thursday: 11.15am-14.30pm (Highbury Campus)
Thursday: 5-8pm (Highbury Campus)
You will need to complete two written exams and an additional speaking & listening unit.
School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.
GCSE qualifications can lead to more advanced level programmes. It is useful for all subject areas, particularly those where a considerable amount of written work is required. A significant qualification for career opportunities, oral and written skills in English are essential in most UK jobs.
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