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English – GCSE

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Select Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
EnquirePlease Enquire PRGENGLISH Tue 10 Sep 2024 33 Weeks 18:00 - 20:30
Aireville Campus £ 0*
EnquirePlease Enquire PRGENGLISH2 Fri 13 Sep 2024 33 Weeks 09:15 - 12:15
Aireville Campus £ 0*

* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information

Good English skills are essential for work and are often required for further or higher education courses. We will support you to develop your skills and make progress towards a Grade 4 at GCSE. 

The GCSE English course runs from September to June, two hours per week. There are two final exams at the end of the year in early June but there are opportunities to practice exam techniques informally in class and more formally in mock assessments throughout the year. During the course, you will explore a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, analyse writers’ techniques, compare texts from different eras and produce both non-fiction and creative writing pieces. You will also improve your spelling, punctuation and grammar and build confidence in speaking and listening skills including group discussion and debate and giving presentations.

Expectations of the course, you will need to:

  • Be committed to learning and making progress
  • Be able to commit to a least 1hour work outside of class and to catch up with any work missed
  • Be able to achieve 100% attendance
  • Be punctual and prepared for learning


Entry Requirements

To be able to take the GCSE course, students need to be able to demonstrate working at a Grade 3 (old Grade D) standard at the start of the year. This will be assessed at the start of the course. 

Further Study

GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent is a requirement for progression into many forms of employment or further study at college or university.

Part-time courses are term-time only.
See our term dates for further information.

Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£23,400 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations).

Distance Learning call 01756 693 800 or email

Courses in the community call 01756 693 800 or email

All other Part-time courses call 01756 693 309 or email

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