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 GCSEs – English, Maths & Biology

Please note: we are no longer able to accept applications for GCSE English and maths this academic year.You may want to consider a Functional Skills English or maths course if you do not already have a Level 2. Please click here for more information.

We offer a range of GCSE subjects to support personal development and career progression or to help you access further study and Higher Education. These are intensive courses which require significant commitment and self-study. You need to be working to at least Level 1 to join a GCSE course. Depending on the results of your assessment, you may be enrolled first on a Functional Skills qualification course to help you develop the foundation skills required before progressing to a GCSE. Similarly, if English is your second language, you may be advised to join one of our ESOL courses first. 

Please note: due to Coronavirus it is likely that courses starting in the Autumn Term will either be offered online or as blended learning (a mixture of face to face learning in the classroom and online delivery). We will resume classroom delivery when it is safe to do so.

How do I join a GCSE English or GCSE Maths course in September 2020?

You will be required to book onto an online Admissions Session to apply for a place on a GCSE English or GCSE Maths course. You will be required to do an assessment in English and /or Maths before the Admission session. During the admission session you will be phoned by a member of our team who will provide you with information about the course and discuss your application. The outcome of your skills assessment may determine that a Functional Skills English or Maths course is more appropriate for you. 

When are GCSE English and Maths Admission Sessions? 

Admission sessions run from July to August and places are offered on a first come, first served basis. You will be required to book onto an online Admissions Session to apply for a place on a GCSE English or GCSE Maths course. Our GCSE courses usually fill up quickly, so please apply in plenty of time as enrolments cannot be accepted once the course has started in September. 

When are the GCSE Exams?

National Exams are scheduled for May/June 2021 and all applicants must be available for these. Your tutor will advise you of the dates when you start your course. GCSE Biology also has some additional mandatory sessions for practical experiments throughout the year. You will be advised of these dates at the start of the programme. 

How much does a GCSE cost? 

English and Maths GCSE are fully funded by the Government*, if you do not already have a Grade C (Level 4) or above. If this has already been achieved, you will be required to pay the full cost of £811.00 

GCSE Biology is subsidised by Government funding*   (*subject to eligibility criteria.  Please see the terms & conditions, course entry policy and fees policy) 

Can I study GCSE if English is my second language? 

Much of your success in your GCSE studies depends on your ability to demonstrate proficiency in English; evidence of this will be decisive in reviewing your application. If your current level is not sufficient you will be advised to join one of our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses. 

 

Want to enrol for GCSE English?

For English GCSE courses you will need to book onto one of our admission sessions by completing an online application. 

(Please note you must follow the instructions on the application page carefully) 

If you are not able to complete an application online then please contact us on 01202 262300 or enquiries@salbcp.com where we will talk through your options.

Want to enrol for GCSE Maths?

For Maths GCSE courses you will need to book onto one of our admission sessions by completing an online application. 

(Please note you must follow the instructions on the application page carefully) 

If you are not able to complete an application online then please contact us on 01202 262300 or enquiries@salbcp.com where we will talk through your options.

Want to enrol for GCSE Biology?

For Biology GCSE courses you will need to book onto one of our admission sessions by completing an online application. 

(Please note you must follow the instructions on the application page carefully) 

If you are not able to complete an application online then please contact us on 01202 262300 or enquiries@salbcp.com where we will talk through your options.

Want to know more? 

Click here for answers to the questions we get asked most frequently about GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications.

Click here to see our current list of available Functional Skills Maths classes. 

Click here to see our current list of available GCSE Maths classes.

Click here to see our current list of available Functional Skills English classes. 

Click here to see our current list of available GCSE English classes.

Click here to see our current list of available Biology classes.