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GCSE English - part time evening

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Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

Start date





Sep 2020

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Study a range of GCSEs to supplement your A-level AVCE or vocational studies and strengthen your portfolio of qualifications.

Study a range of GCSEs to supplement your A-level AVCE or vocational studies and strengthen your portfolio of qualifications with this course.



What I'll learn

The course aims to develop your abilities:

  • To communicate effectively in speech and writing
  • To listen with understanding
  • To be enthusiastic responsive and knowledgeable readers.
  • You will have the opportunity to talk and listen in a variety of contexts read a wide variety of literature non-fiction and media texts. In compiling a coursework folder and preparing for the examination students will develop their basic English skills necessary to achieve a grade C(4) or above.

You will gain a qualification essential for progress to many Level 3 courses including A-levels and Level 3 BTEC Diplomas. GCSE English at ‘C’ or above is also required for entry into teacher and nursing training and is demanded by many employers.

We expect students to attend regularly and to hand in work on schedule. This is essential for success on the course.


How I'll learn

You will improve the skills vital for success in further study or employment, including: self-confidence, speaking in front of others, reading effectively and organising and structuring your writing for a range of purposes.

You will study using a range of techniques including group work independent study and homework. 


Entry Requirements

You are required to have achieved a Grade D (3). Students with spelling or punctuation problems which may make it difficult for them to get a Grade C (4) in one year will be encouraged to attend one-to-one learning support tuition. Students with a GCSE grade below D will be entered for the Key Skills Certificate in Communication (City & Guilds).


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.